I’ve got to be honest; I didn’t expect to make one named after the (in)famous Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail aka Mr. Scary Facebook Profile Pic. (Note: current Facebook picture isn’t nearly as scary. More…somber.)
Last night in TDN was “Bad Names” and Rachel Sergi had pointed out the names of two drinks she and Ted had come up with – the Canker Sour and Tuna Colada. Now, I ain’t even gonna THINK about a damn tuna colada because just the thought of it makes me nauseated. But we brainstormed on the Canker Sour and came up with what ended up being a very delicious beverage.
And thanks to his help with the name, and the fact that cocktail bloggers haven’t seen this level of excitement since the last time a new bitter came out thanks to his upcoming 2nd edition of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails (hope you’re bringing a ton of ‘em to Tales!) I thought we should make the Canker Sour the official Dr. “Ted Haigh” Cocktail.
And lookee at this:
The Canker Sour
1 1/2 ounces mezcal (Ilegal)
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce agave syrup
1 whole egg (minus shell, of course)
Dry shake the first four ingredients to incorporate, then add ice and shake for at least 2 minutes. Strain into a green Chartreuse-rinsed unchilled coupe glass and top with a drizzle of green Chartreuse.
Admittedly we invented it last night – but we thought it was GOSHDARN DELICIOUS HECK YEAH.
[Nineteenth in a series of drinks named after bloggers, mixologists, and random others who'll hopefully be at Tales. The first post in the series is here.]