Whiskey Sour

Whiskey is not my first drink of choice, but as far as hard alcohol goes, it’s one I can certainly tolerate.  Back in my 20s, I used to drink Jack and Cokes like they were going out of style.   Proudly, I introduced the woman, who I now call my best friend, to this scrumptious cocktail at my bachelorette party almost 17 years ago.  Today, it is still her drink of choice.

Another favorite whiskey drink of mine is the Manhattan. I don’t drink these too often, but if I do, I think I can only handle one!

This week I wanted to focus on a whiskey sour.  This is a yummy drink to sip on a warm summer afternoon.   

What do you think of that glass in the photo?  It came straight out of my Great Grandma Valente’s house.  I have four glasses and a pitcher, yes, an entire set that has to be at least 60 years old.  My paternal grandpa saved those, specifically for me when I was just a little girl. I think they are awesome!

I hope that you’ll give this recipe a try and leave a comment here or on my Facebook page!

Whiskey Sour
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  1. 1 ounce lemon juice
  2. 1 ounce sugar
  3. 2 ounces water
  4. 1.5 ounces whiskey (I used Jack Daniels)
  5. Ice
  6. Maraschino Cherry for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, sugar, and water.
  2. Stir or shake to combine and dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add whiskey, mix again.
  4. Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with cherry.
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