Maybe your team is in it, maybe they were plagued with injuries and never had a chance. Regardless, you need a drink. This variation on the whiskey sour adds Aperol for a bit of the bitter taste of defeat. Add in the baseball stitching effect and you’ve got one hell of a drink to enjoy while watching the Cardinals battle the Red Sox.
Baseball Sour Bourbon Cocktail
2 oz bourbon
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
¾ oz honey syrup*
½ oz Aperol
1 egg white
Dry shake the ingredients together without ice for 30 seconds to emulsify the egg white and then add ice and shake until very cold. Strain into a cocktail glass. Drop aromatic bitters in the foam and a drag a toothpick through the drops to make a stitching pattern.
*To make honey syrup mix equal parts of honey and hot water.
For more photos of how to make the Baseball Sour Bourbon Cocktail visit my Flickr page.
Thomas Fondano has been drinking bourbon and trying every bottling he can get his hands on since last century. While he enjoys all types of whiskeys, bourbon remains his go-to whenever he says, “I need a drink.” He lives with his wife and two children in Portland, Oregon where he makes cocktails every day at 5pm. Read Thomas' full profile.