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Episode 59: Hitting a Delicious Sour Note – The Delicious Sour





The Delicious Sour. I like a cocktail that tells you all you need to know right in the name. Sours are a family of cocktail going back a long way, with notable features of putting a lime or lemon peel in the glass and an egg white.

We also dive into the life of William “The Only William” Schmidt, a bartender who some call the “godfather of mixology.” Acrobatic bartending feats, cranking out on-the-fly cocktails on a near daily basis, and creating cocktails with ten or more ingredients may have earned William this posthumous title. His recipe books are filled with hundreds of recipes and apparently there are tons more that never even made it to print.

Join us this episode where we discuss this prolific proto-mixologist and one of his creations. We also talk Applejack, a colonial American apple brandy with an interesting method of creation and some history of its own.







The ingredients in the drink are as follows:


  • 2 oz Applejack
  • 2 oz Peach Brandy
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 barspoon sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Splash of soda

I was hesitant because of the sour part of its name, but I was pleasantly surprised. Rachel nailed the description when she said it tasted like those peach rings gummy candy, but it wasn’t too rich either.  It was cool and refreshing, packed with flavor, and with the soda water included the aroma penetrated the egg white on the top.  The three of us agreed that the drink was a winner.

Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Sour by Void Vision

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