Whisky sours are a classic cocktail that have been enjoyed for generations. With their tangy and refreshing flavor, they’re the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day or to sip while relaxing after a long day. While there are many variations of the whisky sour, the classic recipe is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast.
To make the perfect classic whisky sour, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 oz whisky
- ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup
- Egg white (optional)
- Lemon wheel, for garnish
Start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the whisky, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker. If you prefer a foamy texture, add the egg white to the shaker as well. Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until the shaker is frosted over. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
For an added touch, garnish the glass with a lemon wheel or twist. And voila! You have the perfect classic whisky sour.
The key to a great whisky sour is using high-quality ingredients. Make sure to use fresh lemon juice and a good quality whisky. Simple syrup can be easily made at home by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and heating it until the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool before using it in the cocktail.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also experiment with different variations of the classic whisky sour. For example, you can try adding a dash of bitters or substituting the whisky with a different spirit such as bourbon or rye.
The classic whisky sour is a timeless cocktail that is both easy to make and delicious. It’s the perfect drink to impress your guests or to simply enjoy on your own. So grab your shaker, some high-quality ingredients, and start mixing! Cheers to the perfect blend!