As if I were a working person, I slept late this holiday morning -- until 9 AM!
And a cup of decaf.
Spent a couple of hours pawing through racks of clothes at Goodwill and found some great bargains.
The cocktail picture is an embarrassment to me as a photographer -- out of focus (the camera focused on the broom in the background, even though the drink was the center of the picture.) It is a repeat of the cocktail I had last week that I spilled all over the floor. The original on which it was modeled is called the Big Fellow Apricot Sour and called for Scotch. I think I described this the time I spilled it. Anyway, mine was made with bourbon. Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. honey syrup (honey diluted half and half with warm water)
1/2 oz. orange juice
1 tsp. apricot preserves
1 1/2 oz. liquid egg white
3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
I made sure the apricot preserves were dissolved by mashing them in the shaker with the back of a bar spoon before adding the ice and egg white and shaking like crazy. The liquid egg whites work in drinks but not nearly to the effect that a real egg white does. I think it's because they are pasteurized and somehow liquified into one continuous pool of egg white.
When I got home, I made another cup of decaf which I did not photograph. Too busy doing this to do it, and I wanted to drink it while it was hot.