Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Whiskey Sour

My husband and I like to host and entertain, so we always have a minimum stock of red, white, and sparking wines; beer (including his favorite IPAs); and hard liquor. 

Our spirit of choice is brown. Our favorites include Jameson Irish Whiskey & Bulleit Bourbon.

My simple go to cocktail is a whiskey sour. It's refreshing and slightly sweet, which can enjoyable for even those without an "old man" palette.


  • 2 oz whiskey or bourbon
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup

Other Items

  • Ice
  • Martini shaker
  • Highball glass, Old Fashion glass, or Mason Jar


Shake the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup vigorously with ice; then strain over ice into a chilled cocktail glass, Old Fashioned glass, or highball glass. Garnish with an orange or lemon slice (or both) and a maraschino cherry.

Garnish Ideas

  • Lemon or orange rind
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Slice of orange or lemon
  • Maraschino cherry

What are your favorite whiskey cocktails?

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