Sunday, October 25, 2020

harvest sour

1 oz Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse Bonded)
1 oz Applejack (Laird's Bonded)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with drops of Angostura and Peychaud's Bitters and freshly grated cinnamon.

Two Sundays ago, I came upon the recipe section in the middle of Eric Alperin's new book Unvarnished. There, I latched on to the Harvest Sour from the section on egg white drinks; while there was no attribution in the book, Punch linked it to Sam Ross although with an apple slice (instead of the two bitters) and cinnamon as the garnish.
The Harvest Sour met the nose with an apple, cinnamon, allspice, and anise bouquet. Next, a creamy lemon sip transitioned into rye and apple flavors on the swallow along with spice notes entering from the garnish.

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