Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Squid Mixes: Sour MoXXy

When last we left off of the cocktail design adventure, I was playing around with amaretto sours.  The lemon version was a little too sour, the lime not quite enough.  I knew I was close.  There are recipes around that use both in equal parts, though they also tend to include Angostura bitters.  I like Angostura but if I were going to make the drink my own, I'd need to try something a little different.  How about that bitters of the month...

My dear friends, I present to you:

Sour MoXXy


2 oz. amaretto
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Cherry garnish


Our daughter made the labels.  The capital X's are important.  XX = 20

Happy 20th anniversary to Mock and Nancy Mock!

18 comments:

  1. Mmmmm...this sounds good. I never tried the angostura bitters and it does not sound nice to taste

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    1. Well, you wouldn't want to taste it on its own - at least, I wouldn't. But it's awfully nice in cocktails.

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  2. Still need to get some amaretto...

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  3. Oh, happy anniversary! Still wish Christian were still blogging!

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    1. Very sweet to say. Big life changes MIGHT be giving me more time in the future...

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    2. I would also love to see you blogging again, buddy! That said, I'm glad I have other opportunities to see you.

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  4. This was the highlight of my day! Thanks Squid!!

    Mockity Mock Mock!

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  5. We've got some almonds to use up, going to make some amaretto - will have to note this recipe for future use :-)

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    1. Making your own... sounds lovely. Please let me know how it goes.

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  6. It was a really delicious cocktail, and the artistry of the labels really brought it all together! Thank you Squid for working so diligently to create this drink for us and our special anniversary!!

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