whisky sour: by J

I had my first whiskey sour on a New Years Eve bought by a friend at a lounge in Vancouver. It was sugary and disgusting.

It wasn’t until a cocktail class at Beretta that I had a real one, and it was just the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

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  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice (1/2 of a lemon)
  • 3/4 oz maple syrup

Add everything to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a glass with a single ice cube and add a lemon twist after you squeeze it to release the essential oils into the glass.

Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark and Wild Turkey are all Bourbon Whiskeys I like.

In replace of the maple syrup you can also use honey, simple syrup, a little less agave syrup, or St. germain elderflower liquor if you’re feeling fancy.

xo J

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