”Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
~ Mark Twain
Sometimes what makes a drink truly delicious is an interesting bouquet of flavors, and a whiskey sour offers just such a blend of flavors. It’s an unusual little mix but the truly distinguished connoisseur knows that there’s little better on a hot day than a cool whiskey sour. Whiskey Sour Day is your chance to experience this fantastic drink, and discover what your favorite variation is.
History of Whiskey Sour Day
The origin of the Whiskey Sour is not quite shrouded in mystery, in fact, the oldest known mention of the whiskey sour was found in the Wisconsin publication the Waukesha Plain Dealer over 100 years ago. In the mid-1900’s a story was printed in the El Comercio de Lquique indicating that it was created by one Elliott Stubb.
Whiskey Sour Day celebrates the creation of this delicious drink, and the role it has played in bar culture all over the world. So popular is this drink that it has been the name of several books, multiple songs, and several articles totally unrelated to the drink itself. When did you last have a Whiskey Sour? If not Whiskey Sour Day is your chance to finally try one out and join the ranks of those who absolutely love this alcoholic repast.
How to celebrate Whiskey Sour Day
Whiskey Sour Day is best commemorated with its namesake drink, or maybe two. But like most drinks, there’s more than one way to make it. There are as many variations of this drink as there are bars to drink it in, and you should sample them all, starting with these two:
The Glen Livet Founder’s Reserve is one of our favorite foundations for this drink, then you merely mix:
Glen Livet’s Whisky Sour
4 parts Founder’s Reserve
2 parts Apple Liqueur
1 part lemon juice
1 part lime juice
1 part egg white
A spritz of sugar syrup
A spritz of Angostura bitters
Shake them up with some ice and pour into a whiskey glass with a single piece of ice, and garnish with a slice of apple.
Crown Royal’s Whisky Sour
1.5 oz Crown Royal Deluxe Whisky
.5 oz lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
an egg white
A much simpler variation, you take these ingredients and shake them with ice, and strain into an ice-filled whiskey glass, and garnish with a slice of lemon.