Jerry fears that an inappropriate comment he made at a dinner party caused his relative's subsequent death, and disagrees with Kramer over the meaning of a bet.
The night was late, the bourbon was plentiful, but the mix had dwindled. What a conundrum. Never fear, our drinking companion quickly smashed a lemon wedge into a glass of bourbon on the rocks. Thrusting the coffee cup of booze and citrus across the table, she called it a “Trusty Steed”, because it’s always there for you and won’t let you down. Indeed, it won’t.
Here’s a slightly more refined version. The Pony Remark is boozy and sour, but smooth and satisfying with a translucent presentation made possible with clarified lemon juice.
A approximate facsimile can be ordered at almost any bar, just follow the instructions above: bourbon on the rocks and squeeze in a wedge of lemon.
What you need
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 2 bar spoons simple syrup
- 2 bar spoons clarified lemon juice
How it's made
Combine ingredients with ice. Stir and strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube. Garnish with a flamed lemon rind. To learn how to make clarified citrus juice, see our post on Chowhound.