Happy National Whiskey Sour Day!
Lyndsey was featured on KCTV5 News Kansas City this morning mixing up her favorite Whiskey Sour!
We love this drink because really you can enjoy it year round. It's refreshing enough for a hot summer day but also is smooth enough for a cool fall night. You may say your not a whiskey drinker, but I think if you try one sip of this you'll change your mind.
The key to creating this easy and delicious cocktail is using fresh ingredients! I'll say it once more for the people in the back. Don't use sour mix!! You'll want to use fresh squeezed lemons…it really makes all the difference.
Now the one ingredient that you may feel a little weary of is the egg white. But, let me tell you, using the egg white adds just the right amount rich creamy texture a smooth frothiness to the drink. Also, you don't taste the egg. I know it seems weird, but trust me you are going to love it. If you don't, no worries…just leave the egg out of it. That's fine too.
Let's breakdown the ingredients!
Bourbon: We chose to use Bulleit Bourbon as our base but just keep in mind you can use any bourbon or whiskey that YOU like to drink. The key to liking a drink is making sure you like the key ingredient…the liquor!
Lemon juice: Remember earlier I mentioned how important fresh ingredients are? Well this one is the most important. Please, whatever you do, make sure you use fresh squeezed lemon juice. Do NOT use cheap mixers or that stuff from the bottle that looks like a lemon. If you want the best whiskey sour you have got to use the real thing…fresh juice!
Simple Syrup: To add a little sweetness to the drink we like to use simple syrup! This can either be purchased in the store in the liquor department, or you can make it at home. It's just a 1 to 1 ration of sugar dissolved in water.
Egg white: Like I mentioned before, we love adding an egg white to the drink. Just makes it more frothy and rich, plus you can't event taste the egg white. It also helps with the presentation of the drink and it helps reduce the acidity from the citrus. It's up to you…but I say at least give it a shot!
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
- Garnish: Angostura bitters, Orange slice & Maraschino Cherry
Time to build the cocktail!
- Pour the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Do NOT add ice.
- Dry shake the cocktail. Shake all the ingredients vigorously for about 30 seconds so you get a good froth on the egg.
- Add ice to the shaker and shake again to chill the drink and break up the ice.
- Strain the cocktail. You can either strain it in to a coupe glass or we like to strain it over ice in an old fashioned glass. That is up to you!
- Add 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters to the top.
- Then garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry and serve!
We hope you enjoy our take on the Whiskey Sour and would love to see your comments below!