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    Post Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I'm not a cocktail man, but I recently had a Whiskey Sour that I loved - sounds weird, but it worked for me. It was made by a French bartender in Scotland.

    1.5 oz whiskey with one sugar cube crushed into the whiskey
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    one egg white (no yolk, and no joke)

    Put in a chilled metal shaker and add two ice cubes and shake the s--- out of it. When you feel the egg white has whipped, pour through a strainer.

    Caveat - I'm an egg nog lover.
    A little egg white in a whiskey sour was part of many recipes I read a few decades ago. It gives the drink a creamy, frothy top, a little like the head on a poured beer. But, I never heard of using a whole egg white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post

    A Sour really is one of the great cocktails.
    There used to be almost a standard "saying" for any cocktail: "One part sweet, one part sour, two parts strong." A Sour fits that prescription to a T.

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    Yes, But mixed and on the rocks. It helps when I feel the need to add a bottle to the bunker. And I have to admit I cry on the inside when she takes Pappy15 or GTS (she really likes both and passes over KC and WT101)and mixes. She doen't know that what they cost or the limited amount and I'm not sure that I want to share that info so....It must be called love.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    All the bartenders I know use egg whites. It's weird but it does make the drink taste better, if you like whisky sours.

    I have no husband but I am slowly trying to get my boyfriend into bourbon (when I see him). He likes it but only for a drink of choice in a bar. He doesn't really get into bourbon tastings with me. But to be fair to him, he never seems openly annoyed when I throw useless bourbon knowlege at him or tell him the entire history of every bourbon I drink. He's a pretty patient guy.

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane View Post
    All the bartenders I know use egg whites. It's weird but it does make the drink taste better, if you like whisky sours.

    I have no husband but I am slowly trying to get my boyfriend into bourbon (when I see him). He likes it but only for a drink of choice in a bar. He doesn't really get into bourbon tastings with me. But to be fair to him, he never seems openly annoyed when I throw useless bourbon knowlege at him or tell him the entire history of every bourbon I drink. He's a pretty patient guy.
    Sounds like one to be cherished...
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    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Sounds like one to be cherished...

    I believe I can sense some sarcasm there.

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    No sarcasm intended at all. I believe one of the best qualities in a life partner is being able to value (or maybe perhaps only silently tolerate) the other person's interests and passions with complaining or making value judgements.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    OH. My fault. I was trying to be funny anyway. Hard to convey a personality on a computer.

    Thanks for the kind words John B.

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    Tim, in Frederic Martin's classic (IMO) late 1960's Encyclopedia of Drinks and Drinking, in connection with rum compounds he renders the formula as follows:

    "One of sour; two of sweet; three of strong; four of weak". The weak is water, juice, ice.

    Interesting how different versions of an old saw emerge here and there. It's like the thing about "beer before wine, always fine". "Wine before beer, never fear". Or, "flammable" and "inflammable".

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 06-15-2008 at 14:03.

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    Re: Does your spouse drink bourbon?

    My wife Val will usually end the evening with a small pour if I am having one too. She usually asks me to fix her whatever I'm having......except for last night. I was drinking an El Dorado 12yo rum so she got up and fixed her own drink. I looked up and saw her dropping the empty Pappy 20 "Green Glass Lawrenceburg" into the trash can. She looked at me and said....."Is something wrong?" I bit my lip and said no......because I am not a big fan of the original Pappy 20 but was saving the last pour for a future guest at the house who hadn't tried it before. She enjoyed it. She also enjoys Van Blankle, so I don't keep one open and in plain sight anymore.

    Randy

 

 

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