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Tom Sour Recipe

Light, refreshing, and easy to drink. Maybe too easy.
Tom Sour Recipe
Photo by Ariette Armella

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes


for the cinnamon syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
4 sticks cinnamon
½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped

for the cocktail:
1 ¾ ounces|50 ml bourbon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon syrup
1 large egg white
1 dash Angostura bitters
Tempus Doble Malta, to top


  1. Make the cinnamon syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean and seeds, and 1 cup water to a boil. Cook briefly to dissolve the sugar. Cool, then strain, discarding the solids.
  2. Make the cocktail: Mix all ingredients except beer in a cocktail shaker until the egg white foams.
  3. Add ice and shake 20 seconds to cool the liquid, then strain into a Collins glass and top with the beer.
  4. Serve with a toasted cinnamon stick to increase the intensity of the aroma.

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