National Whiskey Sour Day is Thursday, August 25th. In honor of this staple cocktail recipe, we’ve compiled a list of whiskey sour recipes to help your bar celebrate.
Spring Mountain Sour
2 oz. Charbay R5 Aged Whiskey
1/2 oz. Marie Brizard Creme Cacao
3/4 oz. The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour blend, thawed
1/2 oz. egg white
3 drops Peychaud’s
Start by rinsing a large coupe glass with green chartreuse. Put the whiskey, creme cacao, chipotle sour, and egg white into a cocktail shaker and dry shake well without ice. This step is important for introducing enough air into egg white cocktails. Add ice to the shaker, and shake again. Strain into your rinsed glass and garnish with three drops of Peychaud’s.
Recipe by Kevin Diedrich, co-owner of Pacific Cocktail Haven.
The Blonde Bomber
2 oz. Bradshaw Bourbon
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Cherry or Lemon Wedge for Garnish
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a cherry or lemon wedge.
Recipe courtesy of Bradshaw Bourbon.
The Macallan Sour
The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old
20 ml lemon juice
10 ml brown sugar syrup
Oloroso sherry float
Shake all ingredients, except sherry, into an ice filled shaker. Strain into glass over ice. Using a bar spoon, slowly layer the sherry over the top of the cocktail.
Recipe courtesy of The Macallan.
Not Your Average Sour
1.5 oz Stranahan’s Original
.5 oz Mezcal
.75 oz Orgeat syrup
.5 oz Amaretto
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine Stranahan’s Original, Mezcal, orgeat syrup, amaretto, fresh lemon juice, and angostura bitters in a strainer and shake. Pour in a glassware of choice over ice and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.
Recipe courtesy of Stranahan’s Original.
New York Noble Sour
Recipe courtesy of Noble Oak.
Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask Whiskey Sour
2 parts Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask
1.5 parts lemon juice
1 part sugar syrup
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 egg white (s)
Lemon slice, to garnish
Cherry, to garnish
Shake all ingredients together without ice. Add ice and shake again for approximately 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon and cherry. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Chivas.