THE WHISKEY SOUR
2 oz. Premium Whiskey (which includes bourbon)
1 oz Simple Syrup¹
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Maraschino or Bourbon Soaked Cherry²
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice (one egg white for two drinks). Shake until shaker is cold (don't undershake, you need to emulsify the egg white). Strain into a rocks glass or brandy snifter filled with a large ice cube and the cherry.
Use premium whiskey, though it is not worth using the really good stuff as it will be "disguised" by the other ingreidants, though > 80 proof whiskey couldn't hurt.
Vodka, rum and even gin can be substituted for the whiskey.
"I’m here to kick ass and drink whiskey, and pilgrim, I’m out of whiskey”³
I made this drink when welcoming new neighbors to our house for the first time (the initial outing was Scotch Sours). After the second or third time I realized the importance of the egg white. While some may think it optional, it really is not as it adds creaminess to the drink that is sublime (at least when I make it). Make sure to use a fresh egg.
Also made for Thanksgiving 2020 (A Monarch City Thanksgiving) - see below photo.
¹Simple syrup = 1 part sugar + 1 part water