Jeffrey Morgenthaler likes two things: strip clubs, and guilty pleasure cocktails. In this latest episode of The Morgenthaler Method, Jeff tears down that classic club garbage staple, the Amaretto Sour. Bolstering it with cask-proof bourbon and elevating it with fresh lemon juice and egg whites, watch as he transforms a traditional piece of crap into a beautiful cocktail worthy of your time and palate.
1 1/2 amaretto
3/4 oz cask strength bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
1/2 oz egg white
Dry shake all ingredients briefly.
Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously until well mixed and chilled.
Double strain over ice into a chilled old fashioned glass.
Garnish with a large lemon peel and cherry.