Bolero Sour

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Discerning Drinkers (29 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Orange & lime zest twists (discarded)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into an ice-filled glass.

1 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
1 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/3 fl oz Pasteurised egg white or Aquafaba (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous for those with an allergy, intolerance or medical condition.

Review:

A beautifully balanced, flavoursome medley of sweet and sour.

History:

Adapted from David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

Rum, like gin, blends well with many other liqueurs. Here's a cocktail using a rum and cognac combination as a base.
BOLERO.
1 part Sugar Syrup
2 parts Lime Juice
4 parts Gold Label Cuban Rum
4 parts Cognac
1 teaspoon Orange Juice to each drink
Shake with finely crushed ice.

David A. Embury, 1948

Nutrition:

One serving of Bolero Sour contains 174 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 16.81% alc./vol. (33.62° proof)
  • 17.6 grams of pure alcohol
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