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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: Eddie V’s vs. The Summit

Whiskey Sours

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Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Eddie V’s

501 Grant St., Downtown

Drink: Gatsby Sour

Ingredients: Woodford Reserve bourbon, cabernet, lemon, angostura bitters, dehydrated orange, luxardo cherry garnish

Our take: A rich cabernet float makes an appearance in this twist on a classic that’s reminiscent of a bourbon punch. Cherry and orange are heavy on the nose, while the overall experience is refreshing, rounded off by a bourbon finish.

Vs.

The Summit

200 Shiloh St., Mount Washington

Drink: Whiskey sour

Ingredients: Bourbon, lemon, egg whites, angostura bitters, luxardo cherry garnish

Our take: This recipe adds the creamy foam of an egg white to tart lemon notes and the nutty taste of bourbon. Angostura makes a strong herbal presence in the midst of the pillowy texture of the egg. Served up with a sweet reminder of stone fruit in the luxardo cherry garnish.



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