It's Whiskey Week here in San Francisco and to invite you along for the fun, I thought I'd share an easy and classic cocktail, the whiskey sour. According to Dale Degroff in The Essential Cocktail, the standard recipe is a combination of spirit, egg white, simple syrup, and lemon juice. The recipe I like jazzes it up by throwing in a small amount of orange juice. The resulting drink is far better than anything made with store-bought sour mix. It's not too sweet but not too strong. To learn how to make this refreshing, surprisingly light concoction,

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Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Ingredients

Ice
2 ounces Canadian whisky
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon pasteurized egg white (optional)
1 orange wheel and 1 maraschino cherry

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the whiskey, citrus juices, Simple Syrup and egg white and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over ice and garnish with the orange wheel and cherry.

Makes 1 drink.

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