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
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
And here is my version:
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,
THE KNOXAPOCALYPSE RETURNS.
And it’s bigger and badder than before. I promise.
Everyone enjoy your long weekend! See you next week!