Saturday, 1 April 2017

Whiskey Sours : A Classic Citrus Recipe.

Whiskey Sours, they ain't fancy, but that's a big part of its appeal. Because at the end of a long day you don't always feel like challenging your palate, or even thinking very much. You just want a nice, tasty beverage thats easy to drink and helps you dissolve all the stress of the world away and start relaxing. Time for a Whiskey Sour - the comfortable T-shirt of drinks.

The true sour is a study in simplicity - Whiskey, Sugar, Citrus. Lemon is most common for the latter, but juice with any kind of noticeable acidity will work well (i prefer Lime juice). Traditional sours usually call for an egg white, an ingredient that adds a light, frothy, textural element to the cocktail.
If you want to jazz it up a bit, you can play around with the variety of Whiskey. I have made a couple of Whiskey Sours with Laphroaig, a heavily peated single malt from Islay which was pretty sublime. 

Whiskey Sour

60ml Whiskey
45ml Simple Syrup (1:1 ratio sugar:water)
30ml Lemon juice
1 Egg White

1. Combine ingredients in a shaker and dry shake until well combined, at least 10 seconds.
2. Add ice to your shaker and shake again as normal.
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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