With Whisky Sour Day as the annual celebration of this fabulous cocktail, the question on everyone’s mind is which whisky to use?
This cocktail is so awesome, it gets its own day. In fact, 25 August is National Whisky Sour Day.
What’s in a Whisky Sour?
A whisky sour (or whiskey sour) has 2 parts whisky, 1 part lemon juice, 1/2 part sugar, a 1/2 part egg white and ice. It was invented in the USA and usually uses American Whisky or bourbon as the base. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake for 20 seconds. Then strain the mixture and serve in an old fashioned glass with cherry or orange slice.
Do you use bourbon or whisky?
It really depends on your preference. If you like bourbon, you can try Jack Daniels No 7 or go a bit more high end with Bulleit Rye Whisky If scotch whisky is more to your liking, you can try a blend like Johnnie Walker Black or Teacher’s. For a real atas, Whisky Sour, why not try a Single Malt? Maybe Glenfiddich 15 or Glenmorangie 10 year. These are great on their own, but have just the right notes to go well in a balanced cocktail.
Whatever liquor you use in your cocktail, make sure to shop for it on Paneco.