Wednesday, August 25, 2010

National Whiskey Sour Day

A fine Whiskey is a desirable thing to have in your arsenal of liquors and libations. Traditional drinks that call for Whiskey can easily be ruined if the mixologist of the moment throws in some cheap money saving liquor instead of reaching for the Top Shelf stuff.
Now by Top Shelf, we are talking about brands such as Bushmills 1608, Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve, or for those that money is no option, the Macallan Fine Reserve from 1926 is the ultimate purchase you could make.
The Whiskey Sour is a great drink for those who love Whiskey but do not wish to drink it straight up for the moment. We aren't going to get into the great Whiskey / Whisky debate other than to note that Whiskey with an E is Irish and without is typically Scottish.
Enjoy this drink today and often, especially with a great steak or some seafood as it compliments both very nicely.
Cheers, L'Chaim, Salute (and if you really wish to impress someone, heres how to to say Cheers in almost every Nations dialect.)

2 oz fine Whiskey
Juice from ½ of a lemon
½ tsp of Podwered Sugar
1 Cherry (optional)
½ slice of Lemon or Orange (for garnish)

Shake the blended whiskey, lemon juice and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a Whiskey Sour Glass / Rocks Glass.
Decorate with half of either the lemon or orange.
Drop in Cherry if so desired.

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