Egg Sour

Adapted from The Stork Club Bar Book (1946)

This appears in the book’s “Morning” section of The Stork Club Bar Book, and is listed as a “less lethal and drastic cure” for what may be ailing you when you wake up. It’s creamy, rich and true to name in flavor. We recommend shaving some nutmeg over top for a fragrant garnish, and/or dash or two of bitters. But be judicious with the latter, as they can easily overpower the drink.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce curaçao
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes lemon juice

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing tin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe.
Editor's Note

Updated version:
Shave some fresh nutmeg over the top for a fragrant garnish. The addition of a dash or two of bitters is also welcome, but be judicious: they can easily overpower the drink.