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Friday, 25 November 2011

Whisky Sour

Unlike the sweet neon green concoction that you order at the bar, this is a refreshingly tart version that puts the former version to shame.  This is a great cocktail on it's own or enjoyed with Mashuganuts or spiced olives.

1 1/2 oz Whisky (I prefer Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky)
1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Maraschino cherry to garnish

Whisky Sour

Combine Whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup, in a martini shaker with ice.  Shake for 30 seconds.  Strain into an Old Fashioned glass, and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water

In a pot bring sugar and water to a boil over high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.  Once sugar is dissolved turn heat down to medium let simmer for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Any unused syrup can be kept in the fridge and stored for future use.


  1. This sounds good!! My husband will definately give this drink a try...

  2. Eftychia - if your husband is a fan of Whisky...I am sure it will be a new favourite!