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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