It’s 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?

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:

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. 

(This post originally appeared on the blog in 2013…)


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