whisky sour

Whiskey Sours for Friday Night In

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!

whisky 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.

whisky sour

whisky sour

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.

Enjoy!

whisky sour

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