Archive for February, 2011

Hastie on Literary Tastes

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

“It tastes like licking a library book from 1964.”

— John Hastie, after drinking Jeppson’s Malört

Sours Are Sweet

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

…to appropriate the vernacular of today’s youth. To wit: the Pisco Sour. Being snowed in, these made quite the tonic for cabin fever. (Followed by fondue, if you must know.) Given a bartender who mixes these correctly, home would become but a distant memory.

1 1/2 oz. pisco
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. heavy simple syrup
1 egg white
several drops Angostura bitters

Shake vigorously, strain, etc.

Recipe from Dale DeGroff, via Auntie Iris. Seldom have I needed to tamper so little with a prescription. The bitters are a revelation!