Young Man's Delight

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Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist expressed and then discarded. Garnish with quarter orange slice wheel on rim

How to make:

DRY SHAKE (without ice) first 4 ingredients. Add ice, SHAKE again and fine strain into chilled glass (no ice in glass) along with 30 of the ginger ale. Place in freezer to stand for at least 3 minutes. TOP with the rest of the ginger ale poured from a height to raise the head (fizz style).

2 fl oz Patrón Silver blanco tequila
1/2 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
2/3 fl oz Pasteurised egg white or Aquafaba (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
3 1/2 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Ale
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

A double shot of tequila presented in a wonderfully light cocktail.

History:

The first known recipe for a Young Man's Delight appears in the second, 1934 edition of G. F. Steele's My New Cocktail Book.

YOUNG MAN'S DELIGHT (Texas or Mexico)
1/2 pint Tequila
1 Orange
1 Lemon
white of an Egg
Ginger Ale or Mineral Water

G. F. Steele, My New Cocktail Book, 1934

Nutrition:

One serving of Young Man's Delight contains 169 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 9.22% alc./vol. (18.44° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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