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Whiskey Sour Recipe 2009-10-16 16:00:34

Happy Hour: Whiskey Sour

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

Whiskey Sour Recipe 2009-10-16 11:15:10

Ingredients

  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces Canadian whisky
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  5. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  6. 1 tablespoon pasteurized egg white (optional)
  7. 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.

Pampire Pampire 8 years
I love whiskey sours but I had no idea about the egg white! I don't think the ones I've drank had any in it, at least I hope not!
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