Friday, May 31, 2013

Whiskey Sour

Here is another cocktail I recently featured in my column for the Southeast Valley Ledger.  It's important to keep track of such deliciousness - so a must to add to the blog!

Whiskey is not my first drink of choice, but as far as hard alcohol goes, it’s one I can certainly tolerate.  Back in my 20s, I used to drink Jack and Coke’s like they were going out of style.   Proudly, I introduced the woman, who I now call my best friend, to this scrumptious cocktail at my bachelorette party almost 17 years ago.  Today, it is still her drink of choice.

Another favorite whiskey drink of mine is the Manhattan.  A good friend of mine re-introduced me to this one a couple of years ago.  I’ll drink them on occasion now and usually it’s always with him!

This week I wanted to focus on a whiskey sour.  This is a yummy drink to sip on a warm summer afternoon.   

What do you think of that glass in the photo?  It came straight out of my Great Grandma Valente’s house.  I have four glasses and a pitcher, yes, an entire set that has to be at least 60 years old.  My paternal grandpa saved those, specifically for me when I was just a little girl. I think they are awesome!

I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try and leave a comment here or on my Facebook page!

Whiskey Sour
Makes 1 cocktail

1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce sugar
2 ounces water
1.5 ounces whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
Maraschino Cherry for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, sugar, and water.  Stir or shake to combine and dissolve the sugar.  Add whiskey, mix again.  Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice.  Garnish with cherry. 

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