This week we’re going to be highlighting a cocktail that nearly everyone has heard of if not sampled. However, my guess is you’ve never had it made the right way. Sours are a traditional family of cocktails that date back to the time of Jerry Thomas’ How to Mix Drinks. Their composition is generally very simple. Composed of a base spirit, a sour ingredient, and a sweetener. In our Whiskey Sour we’ll be using whiskey (Bourbon per the recipe), lemon juice, and simple syrup. The recipe we are starting with adds a bit of a wrinkle by adding some bitters and an egg white.
Whiskey Sour #2 (Difford's Guide #7)
2 oz Bourbon Whiskey 1 oz Lemon Juice 1/2 oz Rich Syrup 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters 1/2 Fresh Egg White
1) Shake ingredients with ice 2) Strain into a glass with ice
Add the egg white last or it will start to clot
Shake the drink a little longer than usual to make the egg white frothy
I had every intention of making this week’s cocktail some how related to our immense Vegas winnings, but in my searching I only found the Millionaire cocktail. Sadly though, when trying it I was under impressed. So maybe some other time.