Whisky Sour Day!

Did you know that August 25th is National Whisky Sour Day? In honor of this auspicious occasion, a favorite Whisky Sour recipe of mine follows, courtesy of world renowned spirits distiller, Beam-Suntory.

The Whisky Sour

1 1/2 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon

1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz. Simple Syrup

Garnish: maraschino cherry or lemon peel

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled sour glass or over fresh ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a cherry or lemon peel.


* Use fresh lemon juice!

* For simple syrup, mix and heat equal parts water and sugar in a small pot until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool. Add a lemon peel to the boiling water for extra citrus flavor. Note: I keep simple syrup stored in the fridge.

* This recipe is based on using Makers Mark Bourbon. If you want to try another bourbon, or rye whisky, you may need to adjust the balance of sweet and sour.

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