Hooker Cocktail

By Jamie Boudreau

Not THAT hooker! Canon is not that kind of place. The Hooker Cocktail is named after John Lee Hooker, the blues guitar legend. As you might imagine, the cocktail contains some Bourbon, some Scotch and some beer. Octoberfest is here and this is the perfect cocktail to enjoy fermented, brewed and distilled grains of all kinds. Crank some blues and celebrate!

Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 oz egg white

1 oz Bourbon

1/2 oz Averna

1/4 oz Scotch (something peaty)

3 dashes Boker's Bitters (Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters are a great substitute)

2 dashes Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters

3/4 oz fresh orange juice

1/4 oz simple syrup

Malty Belgian Beer to top

Instructions

Dry shake or use hand whipper to emulsify all ingredients except the beer.

Add ice to the shaker and shake to cool and dilute.

Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.

Top with beer and stir gently to incorporate.

Comments
Philip Heesen, III 15 Oct 2013
9:21 am

Wow, I can’t even begin to imagine what that tastes like.  I’m intrigued!

Andreas Stern-Peltz 16 Oct 2013
4:55 pm

Hi Jamie
You mention “egg whites first” can you explain why you put egg whites in first? because I have always been told egg whites last, because it starts cooking in the alcohol.
Thanks

Peter 14 Nov 2013
8:37 am

I made this last night and was really surprised how good and complex it was.  My wife (who thought it sounded terrible) actually liked it as well.  I used some Russel reserve bourbon, antica vermouth, Ardbeg 10 as the scotch and of course fresh squeezed juice.  I had Boker’s bitters and used St. Bernadus 8 as the beer…it was really, surprisingly good.  Of course I had John Lee Hooker playing in the background which made it even better.

Small Screen Colin 14 Nov 2013
9:09 am

Peter,

Glad you and your wife enjoyed the cocktail and get make it a full experience with John Lee on the sound system!

Thank you for watching!

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