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Whiskey Sour

 

The Whiskey Sour is a well-known classic cocktail containing whiskey, lemon juice and sugar. Often, craft bars add a touch of egg white for texture. It is shaken and served either straight or on the rock. With the addition of egg white, I prefer it straight to avoid diluting the drink.

 Like many classics, the Whiskey Sour is another cocktail with a disputed past and an abundance of variations. In David Wondrich’s popular book, Imbibe, he says the earliest mention of the whiskey sour was found on a menu in a Toronto saloon (1865). Though this drink has a rich history it seems to have really become popular in the 1960’s. Today the Whiskey Sour is as popular as ever!

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 2 oz. Henry McKenna Single Barrel

¾ oz. Simple Syrup

¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Finish by double straining the drink into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange & cherry.

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