I’ve never been a big fan of “sweet and sour” food dishes. But give me a sweet and sour cocktail and I’m in heaven.
Last week we enjoyed a delicious dinner at one of our favorite Portland restaurants, Pok Pok. After sipping Tamarind Whiskey Sours, we returned home, anxious to try another tamarind cocktail with our Tamarind-Orange Gin.
Sweet & Sour
2 oz Tamarind-Orange Gin
2 oz Bourbon
1 TB Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp chocolate bourbon (or substitute a dash of chocolate bitters)
2 dashes cranberry bitters (optional)
Stir with ice, strain over more ice, and garnish with lemon slice or twist.
This made 2 small cocktails. You may want to double this depending on how thirsty you are…
Because we have so many infusions building up in our liquor cabinet (also known as the coat closet) we were able to throw a lot of additional flavors in there. Some of the last ingredients could be substituted with a different variety of bitters, and would turn out great.