Corn Sour
Saved by 5 People
About this Cocktail

A simple idea. A sour drink made with corn. Bourbon as the spirit, lemon for the sour and a homemade corn syrup for the sweetener. I took three corn husks (having previously cut the corn kernels off to make Yotam Ottolenghi's amazing Sweetcorn Polenta), covered them with water and boiled for 20 minutes. I strained the liquor, reboiled it reducing it to half the volume and then added about 4 tablespoons of golden caster sugar and boiled it for a further 5 minutes. I was left with about 100ml of lightly sweet corn syrup. Given it isn't too heavily sweet I adjusted back the volume of lemon juice to find the right balance. Sometimes simple can be delicious.

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • 1 oz homemade corn syrup
  • 2/3 oz lemon juice
  • Dash Angostura bitters

Shake and strain.

  • Peter Bodenheimer
    Awesome. Really like the idea of creating a simple corn syrup as a way to add something a little different.
  • Rufus Grantham @demonbitters
    The husks were just sitting there as I was cooking dinner asking for something to be done with them. It is nice and subtle. Enough to add an angle to the drink without making it overpoweringly vegetal.

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