San Francisco Winter League for Ultimate Frisbee is back in the swing of things. I am still knocking of the rust from my body and getting in shape, and getting back into the groove of making large batches of cocktails for my team after the games. (The theme for team names this year is Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and our team is named after an incidental character, Gogrilla Mincefriend.)
Last night, despite forgetting some equipment, I was able to put together some Eastern Sours for us. This is one of the fantastic Bourbon and Lime Juice combinations (besides the Ninth Ward). Both are on the sweet side, but they have the tart lime juice undercutting them.
- 2 oz Bourbon (Bulleit)
- 1.5 oz Orange Juice
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 0.25 oz Orgeat
- 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
- Lime Wedge, for garnish
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
If this is a little too sweet for you, drop off the simple syrup, as the Orgeat is quite sweet on its own.
Speaking of Orgeat, the Trophy Wife and I were in Paris a few weeks ago, and went into The Experimental Cocktail Club on the recommendation of friends. Paris is not quite a cocktail city – at one place I had to teach the bartender how to make a Martini. There are, however, amazing exceptions, including The Experimental Cocktail Club. They had a cocktail they called “Inna da house”, which we tried despite the name and it was fantastic, in no small part due to the house made Orgeat which was both fresh and super creamy so it gave the drink a foamy head as though they had used an egg white. I’ll be working on recreating that soon.