This is John from Daddyo's Martinis. Last week I had the privilege of featuring some seasonal cocktails on the internet based radio show Martini in the Morning. One of the drinks, the Egg Sour Cocktail that I found in Jerry Thomas 1862 Bartenders Guide also in the Official Mixers Manual from 1956. The host of the show ( Brad Chambers ) and staff had the opportunity to taste it and it was a hit for them and for you and your friends at your next gathering.
The only difference between the two recipes is the amount of lemon juice. The 1862 version has 3 dashes of lemon juice while the one from 1956 is juice of 1/2 a lemon. Drinks in the 19th century tended to be sweeter hence less juice.
The Egg Sour
1 1/2 oz Brandy ( E & J VSOP )
1 1/2 oz Orange Curacao
Juice of half a lemon ( about 1 oz )
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Shake well with ice to emulsify the egg and strain in to a chilled Delmonico glass.
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