Over a century ago, the Whiskey Sour originated as one of the simplest cocktails, with variations of whiskey, lemon juice, and sweetened with sugar. The mix lost attention after the prohibition era, but it resurged with the heightened interest in craft cocktails. Today is National Whisk(e)y Sour Day and here are some delicious recipes to celebrate with.
JEFF’S REDNECK SOUR
- 25 oz. Bulleit Rye
- 1 oz. fresh lemon sour
- 5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Shake and strain ingredients into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a grapefruit half wheel.
THE HARVEST SOUR
- 1 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
- .5 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple Flavored
- .5 oz. lemon juice
- .5 oz. simple syrup
- 1 Dash Pimento Bitters
- 1 Egg White
- Grated Nutmeg (optional)
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Grate nutmeg for garnish (optional).
GEORGE DICKEL WHISKY SOUR
- 3 oz. George Dickel No.12 Whisky
- 5 oz. lemon juice
- 75 oz. simple syrup
Shake and strain ingredients into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.