POPSUGAR Celebrity

Happy Hour: YumSugar Special

Jan 21 2011 - 2:02pm

Looking for a fun way to start the weekend? Might I recommend a delicious cocktail? It's called the YumSugar special, and it's a twist on the classic whiskey sour. The traditional recipe [1] involves simple syrup and lemon juice, but our variation, created especially for us by the fabulous barmen at Jardiniere [2] restaurant (we guest-bartended there [3]!), uses honey and Meyer lemon juice. Any honey works, but if you can get your hands on honey that's infused with chestnuts or lavender, that will give the drink a subtle complexity. The libation is sweet but not overly so, and the strong flavor of the whiskey is balanced perfectly by the citrus.

It involves dry-shaking [4], so be prepared for an arm workout! Want the method to this delightful beverage? Keep reading.

YumSugar Special

YumSugar Special

Whiskey Sour Recipe 2011-01-21 11:35:23


  1. 2 ounces whiskey
  2. 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  3. 3/4 ounce egg white
  4. 1 generous teaspoon of honey
  5. Lemon twist, optional for garnish


  1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the lemon twist, in a cocktail shaker. Close and dry-shake [7] (with no ice), vigorously for at least 15 seconds.
  2. Open the shaker, fill with ice, and shake again for at least another 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled champagne flute, garnish with a lemon twist, and enjoy!

Makes 1 drink.

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Source: Eli Harris [8]

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