Before I headed out to watch my New York Rangers eventually lose at Crystal City Sports Pub, I decided to whip up a quick cocktail. I used a recipe from Crafted Taste, a monthly cocktail service my girlfriend enrolled me in. The main drink this month is a Cherry Almond Fizz, but I’m still infusing — which I think is a hilariously complex word for just mixing 🙂 — cherries with the amoretto, so, loathe to wait for cocktails, I made an alternative recipe they provided called a Morgenthaler’s Amaretto Sour. Now, according to my girlfriend, this is a very popular drink among college age girls, with whom I had very little interaction. So it’s all new to me! This recipe, however, claims to be the “best amoretto sour” in the world, so I gave it a whirl.
The verdict – 4 out of 5, this was really good. Make sure you mix vigorously in the glass, as I let it sit a bit and my first gulp was off. It has a really “up” taste — by that I mean the great taste is front loaded and in your face. Not too powerful while the egg white really helps with the mouth feel. Again, I have limited experience with this drink so I’m reticent to deem this the best in the world, but it’s certainly enjoyable. I looked up the inventor of the drink Jeffrey Morgenthaler (www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com) — gotta respect him, he comes right out and owns his “best in the world: claim ala Ric Flair. Thanks to Jeffrey and Crafted Taste — keep ’em coming.