The Pocket Cocktail
In this series, one of our unique print pocket squares is perfectly paired with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is the perfect excuse to bring friends together this Saturday evening, and was created by Saveur’s 2015 Best Cocktail Blog finalist, Elana of Stir and Strain.
Yuzu Whiskey Sour
[inspired by our Granite pocket square]
- W2 oz Old Grandad 100-proof bourbon
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 1 tsp Sqirl Yuzu marmalade (or a bitter orange marmalade)
- 1 egg white
- 2 drops Miracle Mile Yuzu bitters
- 1 lemon strip for garnish
Simply combine all ingredients, except your garnish, in a Boston shaker. Dry shake for 30 seconds to incorporate the egg white. Add ice and shake vigorously for about a minute. Double strain into a chilled coupe, and garnish with the lemon strip.
Notes: This drink provides a nice contrast with a subtle sweet flavor and floral notes from the bitters. And, the egg white adds a lovely creaminess to the drink.
Sharp and tart, yet surprisingly dry, we think you’re really going to enjoy this sour. Another bonus: using marmalade in a drink is always a bit of an adventure.
What or whom do whiskey sours most remind you of?
Recipe and photo courtesy of Stir and Strain.