The Rumble Sour

Just back from Austin, TX, where I was hosting a seminar on tequila for the International Association of Culinary Professionals.  Most of that time was spent working (or should I say, “working,”) but I took an evening off to see a local sight:  hundreds of thousands of bats swarming from the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Sunset at Congress Bridge

I signed up for a booze cruise, including dinner and drinks by Tipsy Texan, aka David Alan, who I’d met at Tales of the Cocktail a couple of years back.

Tipsy shakes it up

One of the drinks he made for our crew was The Rumble Sour, made with a local Texas liqueur that was new to me, Balcones Rumble. It’s made with texas wildflower honey, turbinado sugar, and mission fig, and reminded me a little of Wild Turkey’s American Honey liqueur.

Balcones Rumble


Rumble Sour

The Rumble Sour, by David Alan

1 1/2 ounces Balcones Rumble honey liqueur

1/2 ounce orgeat

1 egg white

3/4 ounce lemon

In a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

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