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Smoky Sour

Smoky Sour cocktail
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Max Zagor

This tantalizing cocktail is a smoky and frothy twist on the traditional Whiskey Sour.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Tincup whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon bark syrup*
  • 1/4 ounce lapsang souchong tea syrup**
  • 1 egg white

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry-shake (without ice) vigorously.

  2. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into a coupe glass.

*Cinnamon bark syrup: Add 1 cup turbinado sugar and 1 cup water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer for two minutes. Remove mixture from heat, add 2 cinnamon sticks, and let sit, covered, for at least two hours. Strain into an airtight container. Will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.  

**Lapsang souchong tea syrup: add 1 pound turbinado sugar and 2 1/4 cups water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then reduce heat and simmer for two minutes. remove mixture from heat add 1 1/2 Tablespoons (or 3 or 4 tea bags) of double-strength lapsang souchong tea, and let sit, covered, for at least two hours. Strain into an airtight container. Will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks.