Tag Archives: Bourbon

Eggnog from David Myers

4 Egg Yolks
4 Egg Whites
2.5 Tbsp Sugar
1 cup Milk
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1 oz Applejack
Pinch of Grated Nutmeg

Mix egg yolks with half the sugar (1.5 Tbsp) and continue beat until dissolved
Add milk, cream, bourbon, brandy and nutmeg; stir to combine
Whisk remaining sugar and egg whites together until stiff peaks form; add to mixture
Chill, pour in cup.  Grate nutmeg on top and serve.

Yield:  About 4 servings

 * * *

Boy, is it nice to being enjoying a David Myers creation once again.  During the first half of the 2000s, his Los Angeles restaurant Sona was one of our favorite haunts, and I can safely say that the vast majority of friends that we have in the restaurant business we met at Sona or through David and his team.  Times, for better or worse, change.  In 2007, the company for which I was working went out of business, and our personal finances could no longer include lavish meals.  Shortly thereafter, junior came along, and I can honestly say that we’ve only had two nights out together since then – and one was to bartend a friend’s event.  I’ll extend my apologies to David for having been scarce these past few years, but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t been thinking about him. Read More…

The Ruby Flip from Adam Elmegirab

1.25 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
1.25 oz Ruby Port
3 Dashes Dr. Heather Duncan’s Christmas Bitters
1 Whole egg
1 tsp Vanilla Syrup (see below)

Add all ingredients to mixing glass and dry shake (no ice) for five seconds
Fill with cubed ice and shake for a further 10 seconds
Strain into a goblet
Garnish with a grating of fresh nutmeg

Featured Glassware:  Bernadotte Claret by Villeroy & Boch

 

* * *

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.”

- Proverbs 7:17-18

 

Even the Bible knows that spices get our lustful juices flowing – the above quote is only just one such example from the good book.   But what is it about roots, barks, pods, and seeds that produces aphrodisiac results?  The effect is the result of an inseparable one-two punch of smell and taste.  “Smell is the only sense that connects directly to [the] brain’s limbic system – the centre of taste, emotion, and memory,” write perfumer Mandy Aftel and chef Daniel Patterson in their book, Aroma.  We associate cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and allspice with the holidays – of cookies and of hot cider – and then there’s the old trick of simmering mulling spices on the stove if you’re trying to sell a house – the aroma awakening primal responses in potential buyers and leaving indelible marks on their psyches. Read More…

The Jack Torrance

an Overlook Hotel original

1 oz Jack Daniels
3 oz Advocaat
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters (optional)

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass half full with crushed ice
Shake and pour, without straining, into a rocks glass

Read More…