An Egg Sour Hot Toddy

December 23, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Inspired by 12 Bottles, I studied his egg sour recipe, a work of art with the true emulsions, before setting out to make a different drink as a hot version. Because it is the holidays, I wanted to use Meyer's lemon and blood orange. If you can't find those, use regular lemon and orange. If you do use the Rare Breed Wild Turkey bourbon, you really don't need very much; maybe half an ounce would do! —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • cinnamon stick
  • peel of Meyer's lemon
  • 1 egg white, from a farm fresh egg
  • juice of one half blood orange
  • juice from one half Meyer's lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, milkweed, chestnut or acacia, to taste
  • 3/4 cup very hot cardamom tea (or blend of Assam and Darjeeling tea brewed with cardamom pods)
  • optional tsp. of fresh grated peeled ginger added to tea
  • 1 ounce bourbon, Wild Turkey Rare Breed if you have it
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • slice of blood orange
  1. Insert the lemon peel into the groove of a delicate cinnamon stick and coil around, or knot the peel around the stick. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the egg white until it is frothy. Add the honey.
  3. In a shaker combine the juices, spirits, and egg white mix: Shake well.
  4. Next add the hot tea (with ginger if you like) and shake well. Test for sweetness and adjust if needed. Pour into a footed glass mug or punch cup. Add the cinnamon/lemon stick and a slice of blood orange as garnish, or garbage. Then make another one with the other halves of the fruit, so do invite a friend.

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3 Reviews

wssmom December 23, 2010
Oh, my!! This sounds delightful! Can't wait for 5 p.m. to try it out!! :)
Sagegreen December 23, 2010
Thanks! I actually tried this with just a very light touch of the spirits already today! That blog site inspired me. And while I was making some donations at our local Hospice center, I spied some pressed glass punch cups I wound up much for downsizing! Happy Holidays.
Sagegreen December 23, 2010
Let me know what you think of it if you try it, It is pretty good without the spirits, too! Very velvety.