Seasons Restaurant Reservations

Oliver Lee making our own special Whiskey Sour! Rosemary, egg whitesá la minute la minute sour mix, and (ry) 1 bourbon make this a well crafted and easy drinking cocktail. We call our interpretation the ‘Rye & Rose’ and is featured on our spring 2011 cocktail menu.

Here’s the recipe:

    2 oz (ry) 1

    1 egg white

    1/2 oz lemon juice

    1/2 oz lime juice

    1/2 oz rosemary infused simple syrup

Methodology:

Add all ingredients into a dry mixing tin. Shake ten times. Then add ice and shake vigorously. Strain contents into a new rocks glass. garnish with a rosemary sprig and brandied cherries.

* a note about eggs in cocktails:

Egg whites are really great for making cocktails well crafted. There is little merit to any worries about salmonella when using them due to pasteurized eggs, the acidity of the citrus in the cocktail, and the alcohol in the bourbon. (all of these things counter-act the risk). The whites chemically give a cocktail a long lasting foam and a great mouth feel, but only if you get it emulsified properly by shaking it long enough. If you don’t feel comfortable shaking a cocktail that long, then use a stick blender before you add the ice. (its not so tiring if you are making a lot of them… and if you having a party everyone will want more of these!

Oliver Lee making our own special Mint Julep! Our version is called the Northern Dancer, and includes maple syrup and long pepper. Here is the recipe:

Northern Dancer 

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz Booker’s Bourbon

¾ oz mint and longpepper infused maple syrup

Mint 

GLASSWARE:

Rocks 

GARNISH:

Mint Sprig

 Cocktail Preparation: Muddle mint and ice in a mixing tin. Add the boubon, syrup, and more Ice. Shake and strain over new Ice. Serve.

Maple infusion: Slowly heat maple syrup, muddled long pepper and mint sprigs (not leaves) of 10 minutes. Let sit overnight. Strain off large pieces of longpepper and mint.

 

This drink is named Northern Dancer, after the second fastest horse in the Kentucky Derby. Both the syrup and the horse are Canadian, like Four Seasons. And the Mint Julep, a very similar drink, is the drink of the Kentucky Derby.

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