The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twist with this drink is the optional dash of egg white, however, can be substituted for pineapple juice if you do not like or cannot have eggs. This drink is served either in a cocktail glass or if served “on the rocks”, then an old fashioned glass should be used instead. Traditionally a whiskey sour is garnished with half a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.
New York Sour: 2oz Rye whiskey or bourbon, ¾oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water), 1oz Fresh lemon juice, 1 Egg white (optional), ½oz Red wine. Add all the ingredients except the wine to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Carefully pour the wine over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink.
The Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail, and a classic American cocktail. Indeed the first mention of which was in Wisconsin in 1870. Very simply made with bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice mixed and strained over ice, every bartender and spirits enthusiast should have this down. For a more traditional recipe add an egg white. You get the sweet and the sour in perfect balance and it's very refreshing. Bulleit or Maker's works very well.
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