incense smoked <15%alc.
I came up with a really nice and simple amaretto sour (I picked up the scotch idea from Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s recipe. Very simple and obvious harmony with amaretto).
Amaretto sour sounds like a very light, mature, feminine and elegant cocktail to me. But with a lack of mystery, darkness and orientalism. You know what I mean? Smoke !
It took me time to decide what kind of smoke I would incorporate in, and after few trials I came up with incense (not usual incense but raw moist and dark barks)
And to add more sweetness, I have added a veil of Orange thru zests (which is very important to dispel the “wet dog” smell from eggwhite).
The only thing to take care of is the shaking of the mix in the incense. Be really careful not to shake to hard and too much, otherwise the drink will really be too much perfumed.
This drink is really amazing and I guess you will enjoy it.
As last words, I dedicate this drink to Michele Lamy who, to me, really stick to the image of this cocktail
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- 1,5oz. Amaretto
- 0,75oz. Scotch Whisky
- 1oz. Lime
- 1tsp. Maple Syrup
- Dash : Ardbeg Islay Whisky
- Dash : Dr. Adam’s Aphrodite Bitter
- Eggwhite (卵白)
- Pinch : Emirates Bakhoor Incense
- Garnish : Orange Zest, Griottines, Vegetal Charcoal (木炭)
- Dry shake (without ice) eggwhite in a large boston shaker
- Add all ingredients but incense
- Light up the incense and input (using a smoke machine) the smoke in a decanter
- Pour the mix in the bottle and gently shake 4-5 times
- Pour back the mix in the shaker, add ice and shake hard and longer
- Strain into an old fashioned glass
- Garnish, srver and invoke Dionysos