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Citrus Curd Sour

Citrus Curd Sour

Similar to a cocktail shaken with an egg white, this citrus curd sour has a silky and frothy texture for your drinking pleasure.

The star of one of my favorite desserts, citrus curd isn’t just good in pies and tarts. Typically made with eggs, butter and fresh, tart juice, it also adds intense flavor to cocktails. Similar to a cocktail shaken with an egg white, this citrus curd sour has a silky and frothy texture for your drinking pleasure.

Citrus Curd Sour

Serves | |

Citrus Curd Cordial (Yields 16 oz)

  • 8 oz lime curd
  • 8 oz fresh grapefruit juice

Brûléed Grapefruit

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

Citrus Curd Sour

  • 1½ oz lightly aged rum
  • 1½ oz citrus curd cordial (recipe follows)
  • ½ oz Licor 43
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 2  dashes orange bitters
  • 1 slice brûléed grapefruit, for garnish (recipe follows)

| Preparation – Citrus Curd Cordial | In a bowl, add all ingredients; mix until combined.

| Preparation – Brûléed Grapefruit | Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Slice off top and bottom of grapefruit. Lay flat and slice in half. Set both halves on their centers and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices, creating half rings. On each slice, cut a slit going from the middle to the peel so that it will easily slide onto the rim of a glass. Arrange slices on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle sugar evenly over slices. Broil until sugar has crystallized, 2 to 3 minutes.

| Preparation – Citrus Curd Sour| Add all ingredients except garnish to a shaker tin with ice; shake until well chilled. Strain mixture into a large coupe glass. Garnish with brûléed grapefruit.

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