We wish it were at least twice as often but alas, the twenty-fifth of August is the only day a year that marks one of our nation’s finest holidays, National Whiskey Sour day. Hemingway would have been proud. So make like Ernest and shake up one of these with a friend or two (though we don’t recommend following it up by looking for a bar fight, which Mr. Hemingway probably would have done on whiskey sour day).
Whiskey sour lore is hazy at best about the true genesis of this cocktail. While the stories of a Peruvian swashbuckler and a Wisconsin newspaper printing the recipe are compelling, neither were first to press. With such simple ingredients, though, it’s fairly certain the drink had been created informally long before it was first recorded in print by Jerry Thomas, the father of American mixology in his 1862 book “How to Mix Drinks: The Bon-vivant’s Companion.”
What is a ‘Sour’?
The Whiskey Sour Ingredients
- 2 oz. bourbon
- .75 oz. lemon juice
- 1 tsp superfine sugar
- .5 oz egg white
- 1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
The Whiskey Sour Recipe
Advance your drink by nailing the measurements with a beautiful hammered copper jigger. For Rest, follow the steps given in the video below
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