Happy National Whiskey Sour Day!

I must admit that the first person I think of when I think of Whiskey Sours is my cousin Jimmy.

Back in the early 90s (was it that long ago?) at my cousin Suzanne’s wedding (that’s his older sister), he caught the garter belt which he had to put on his other sister, Janice, who caught the bouquet. So awkwardness and hilarity ensued!

Oh, during these shenanigans he was completely wasted on Whiskey Sours. Did I mention that? Yeah, he was absolutely blotto. In the best way.

Now that I think about it, the only time I ever drink Whiskey Sours is at weddings. Why do the two just seem to go together? Because it’s a little fancy? A little retro? Is there just something about that Maraschino cherry and orange slice garnish that makes it?

As the spinster older sister at my little brother’s spring nuptials, I am sure I will be knocking back a few (dozen) of these puppies. Anyway, here are a couple variations. Bottoms up!

The Playboy Whiskey Sour

The Playboy Whiskey Sour

From the Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
  • 2 oz. blended whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 slice lemon
  • Maraschino cherry

Shake together the whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar with ice. Strain. Garnish with cherry and lemon slice

Here is a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour–The New York Sour

From the 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection

And here is my version:

New York Sour  with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms & my Gramsy!

Read about how I had to modify the recipe–and learn how to make those crab stuffed mushrooms–by clicking HERE. 

Oh! Be sure to check back on Labor Day for a very special treat—remember that time that I made the jellied veal? Yeah? Well on Monday,


And it’s bigger and badder than before. I promise. 

Everyone enjoy your long weekend! See you next week!

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0 Responses to Happy National Whiskey Sour Day!

  1. You need to come visit while my old bones are still a-go-going. The Trestle makes some seriously good whiskey sours. And there is a while page in the menu dedicated to different versions.

  2. trixfred30 says:

    Can you do whiskey sours with bourbon? I cant deal with whiskey. There was an….incident and we dont talk about it…..

  3. Jill says:

    Sours mix and booze is always a great combo!

  4. rusty cunningham says:

    A toast to your grandma…and mine!

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