It’s finally that time of the week! I’m getting old and as such quite enjoy a Friday night in the house, with some good food, red wine and some decent (or rubbish TV). Having had copious amounts of wine and Prosecco lately, I’m moving onto home-made cocktails, something I haven’t really been into in the last couple of years. Too many things to buy, too much faff, let’s just get Prosecco etc etc. I’m not by any means a mixologist (AT ALL) but having recently done a fab mojito masterclass, the floodgates are open for being a bit more creative than opening a bottle (which is probably a screwtop) and pouring. Enter the whiskey sour!
I’m definitely not a fan of the sickly-sweet cocktail – sex on the beach and sea breeze reminds me of a mental holiday in Malia when I was 18 – great holiday, horrible fishbowls. I’m also not really a fan of whiskey but did this with Jack Daniels – the lemon, sugar and frothiness make it very pleasant indeed, increasingly so the more you have funnily enough.
For each one:
- 50ml whiskey/bourbon
- 25ml gomme syrup
- 25ml egg white (hard to get it exact but near-enough is fine)
- 25ml lemon juice
- Lemon/orange slice/cherry to garnish
Put it all in a shaker with ice and shake hard for 30 secs or so.. that’s it. Strain onto ice in a short glass – or whatever glass you want. Drink. Make another. Make another.