Chinatown Sour
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Chinatown Sour
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The Chinatown Sour is an alluring cocktail that marries the tartness of fresh lemon juice with the rich warmth of bourbon, rounded off by the sweetness of orgeat syrup and ... more The Chinatown Sour is an alluring cocktail that marries the tartness of fresh lemon juice with the rich warmth of bourbon, rounded off by the sweetness of orgeat syrup and the bittersweet complexity of amaro. This concoction takes inspiration from the classic sour cocktail template, skillfully balancing the sour, sweet, and potent components to create a harmonious and nuanced drinking experience. With its smoothness and intriguing flavour profile, the Chinatown Sour is typically served in a chilled cocktail glass, offering an elegant option for those who appreciate a spirited drink with a sophisticated edge. Its name evokes images of vibrant urban neighborhoods and exotic spices, hinting at a fusion of cultural influences in each sip.
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16.75% | 1.78 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Chinatown Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Double  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Orgeat Syrup with something else in the Chinatown Sour?

Yes, in the Chinatown Sour, you can substitute Orgeat Syrup with almond syrup if Orgeat isn't available. The flavor will be slightly different but still delicious. Orgeat is unique for its subtle almond flavor combined with a hint of floral and citrus notes, so if you're making a substitution, adding a drop of orange flower water to almond syrup can get you closer to the original taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to shake the ingredients of a Chinatown Sour?

Yes, shaking is the recommended preparation technique for a Chinatown Sour. This method combines the ingredients thoroughly, introduces the perfect amount of dilution, and chills the drink effectively, ensuring a smooth and refreshing cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best glass to serve a Chinatown Sour in?

The best glass to serve a Chinatown Sour in is a cocktail glass, as specified in the cocktail details. This type of glass showcases the drink's appearance and helps concentrate the aroma for a better tasting experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Chinatown Sour compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 16.75%, the Chinatown Sour is slightly below average in terms of alcohol content for cocktails, which often range from 18% to 22%. This makes it a moderately strong drink, offering a balance between flavor and potency.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What role does Amaro play in the Chinatown Sour?

Amaro adds a bittersweet complexity to the Chinatown Sour, complementing the acidity of the lemon juice and the sweetness of the Orgeat Syrup. Its herbal, earthy notes bring depth and sophistication to the cocktail, making it more intriguing and balanced.

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