A Thompson's Bookstore Signature Cocktail. This cocktail is a representation of the ups and downs of cocktail culture. The hard working TX whiskey is showcased subtly in this whiskey sour build. Syrah is showcased as the grit and nose of this lovely libation. This is the beginning—from "I" to "we". If you who own the things people must have could understand this, you might preserve yourself.
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Egg White
1 3/4 oz TX Whiskey
3/4 oz Chateau Saint Michelle Syrah
Add the 3/4 oz Lemon Juice, 3/4 oz Simple Syrup, 1 oz Egg White, and 1 3/4 oz TX Whiskey to a mixing glass. Wet shake and then dry shake the ingredients for a great froth and "cook". (Note the Chateau Saint Michelle Syrah was not added because it will be bar spooned over the cocktail to create a layer.) Pour over a 2 1/2" ice cube and garnish with Syrah and garnish with a cherry and orange sail.