Fresh Whiskey Sours

Sunday posts I usually feel compelled to share a meal with you and save the cocktail posts closer to the weekend. Today I changed my mind. It’s been a busy week for many of us, traveling, cooking, eating, eating some more, and eating again.  If your cooking groove has been spent for the week, kick-back, eat left-overs (if you have any left), leave the dishes for another day and enjoy a cocktail.

This recipe lacks the traditional sweet and sour mix.  Instead, the sweet and sour is a blend of fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices, with simple syrup.

Fresh Whiskey Sours
Makes 4
Recipe from Ina Garten

3/4 cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
2/3 cup sugar syrup (see below)
Maraschino cherries
Sugar Syrup
Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.  Chill throughly before using.
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup.  Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture.  Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses.  Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.

27 thoughts on “Fresh Whiskey Sours

  1. Oh my….yes, I would love one of these right now. It's been a long and lovely holiday weekend, but I'm SO ready for my husband to go back to work and for my daughter to go back to school. I need some peace and quiet!


  2. A fun blast from my past – my parents and aunts and uncles always served whiskey sours at holiday gatherings. But I suspect they used a mix! You are so right – time to kick back a bit before the next round of frenzy starts.


  3. Your timing is excellent! I have whiskey left in the pantry and I was clueless what to do with it. YAY! I might actually make a drink for myself this week. Thanks!


  4. Due to my husband playing golf in a Jack Daniel' tournament we have a lot of JD in our house (and I do rather like the stuff). Always looking for a good way to serve it and this really fits the bill.


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