Thursday, August 19, 2010

Whiskey Sour

The world just wasn't made for left-handed people. I think it is high time we exercised our rights (no pun intended) and demanded equal treatment. In the tool department anyway. Have you ever tried using one of those lemon zesters with the little holes on top and the bigger hole on the side.. with your wrong hand? It is not easy my friends, but I sacrifice for my art. And for you. You're welcome.
I won't even get into the fact that all the computers in the libraries have the mousies permanently attached to the right-hand side of the keyboard and that ladles pour the wrong way... it is enough to drive you to drink.
Whiskey that is, with lemon juice and simple syrup. This is a great way to use the slightly lesser quality whiskey that your Uncle Hugo left at your place over the holidays. Save the good stuff for straight sipping. This cocktail will help you forget that the world is unfair. Especially for lefties. Just sayin'.

Whiskey Sour
made with love for IHCC Can I Have a Sip?
adapted from Mark Bittman, How to Cook Everything
makes 4

One of the precursors of today's frozen, blended drinks, this can be made in a blender but is still best shaken. You can use any liquor, from vodka to bourbon, to make a sour.

¾ cup (6 oz) whiskey, any kind (or other spirits)
1 tbsp superfine sugar or 2 tbsp simple syrup, or to taste
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lemon twists for garnish

1. Combine the whiskey, sugar, and lemon juice in a shaker; add ice and shake.

2. Strain into cocktail glasses or pour with ice into cocktail glasses to serve on the rocks, garnish, and serve.

Pretty lemon zest, thrown in all Jackson Pollock like.


girlichef said...

I sooooo want to be at your house! ;)

Kim said...

Look out! Back in the day (before the kids) I drank about 13 of these in one night and ending up smoking cigars and throwing up in downtown Nashville. Not my finest hour, but they tasted SO good - LOL!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow, that is quite a mental image! Okay, I will make sure you have no more than 6. ☺

Jenny said...

This is both my grandmother and my mother-in-law's favorite drink.

Debinhawaii said...

Looks lemony and delicious. ;-)

I didn't realize you did comments over here at Cocktail Puppy. Good to know.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I've never tried a Whiskey Sour, but this sure looks like my kind of drink. Thanks :-)