Apparently reviewing two bars this afternoon is not enough. Weary from our trip to Speculator and Piseco, we still had a need to concoct a new Adirondack-style beverage. In keeping with our goal to create drinks in tribute to the various high peaks, we present the Whiteface Sour.
First we must caution you that we are going to bring you through our thought process in developing this drink. Some of our readers just might not be ready to go there. If so, skip this paragraph and go straight to the recipe. Maybe inside our heads is not a place you want to go, but here you are, bypassing our warning. First thought: it has to be frozen, slushy, ice - hey let's use ice - ingenious! Next: it has to be white, duh! So, sweet white or sour white? Sour white because sour mix is white. Beyond: liquors have to be clear, in keeping with the white theme - yo! ho! ho! white rum 'tis - arrrrhh! Finally: let's sweeten our sour. We need flavor with a twist, and mildly sweet, oh yeah, and clear or white. Rummaging through the liquor cupboard, we find good ole triple sec (prevents scurvy, ya know - arrrrhh!).
We are going to ease you out of our mind gently. When you awaken, you will not remember a thing, but will feel like wearing a patch over one eye. How do you know a pirate from the Adirondacks? They wear a patch on both eyes! Sorry, you might remember that.
3 oz white rum
1 oz triple sec
2 packets sour mix
2 oz water
generous portion of ice
mix in a blender and drink responsibly!
We wish you a very Happy Hour!
Cheers & Bottoms Up!
Kim & Pam
OUR MISSION - WE'RE PUBLISHED! Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 marked the Premier of our new book, Happy Hour in the High Peaks: An Adirondack Bar Guide. The hardcover, 160 page book can be found at bars and bookstores throughout the Adirondack Park or order online at www.happyhourinthehighpeaks.com. You'll find a list of our book signings on the Events page and where to buy the book on our Retailers page. The book contains reviews of 46 of our favorite bars in the Adirondack Park, and 46 drink recipes with an Adirondack twist. As a companion to the book, we have also published a 46er Passport so that you can follow the Happy Hour Trail to become a Happy Hour 46er and make new friends along the way. Summit Tour t-shirts will be for sale at our book signings or available online. Whether you are a native, resident, or visitor, you'll find 46 more reasons to visit the ADIRONDACK PARK!