National Whiskey Sour Day!

August 25th is National Whiskey Sour DayOver a century ago, the whiskey sour originated as one of the simplest cocktails, with variations of whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. The cocktail mix lost it’s attention after the prohibition era, but regained popularity with the newer interest in craft cocktails. Thanks to whiskey’s newfound status and the use of fresh ingredients, the Whiskey Sour is making it’s comeback!

Because this cocktail has a higher ratio of alcohol to juice than your typical cocktail, this national day appeals to many women, because it’s refreshing in summer and makes for great poolside cocktails, happy hour choices, and so much more.  

Using George Dickel No. 12, Bulleit, and Crown Royal Harvest Rye, below are some cocktails to help you celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day! Please pair responsibly…

George Dickel Whisky Sour – Courtesy of George Dickel image001-32

1.3 oz. George Dickel No.12 Whisky

1.5 oz. lemon juice

0.75 oz. simple syrup

Method: Shake and strain ingredients into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.

image002-20Jeff’s Redneck Sour- Courtesy of Bulleit Rye

1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye

1 oz. fresh lemon sour

0.5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Method: Shake and strain ingredients into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a grapefruit half wheel.

image003-15The Harvest Sour- Courtesy of Crown Royal

1 oz. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

.5 oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple Flavored

.5 oz. lemon juice

.5 oz. simple syrup

1 Dash Pimento Bitters

1 Egg White

Grated Nutmeg (optional)

Method: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Grate nutmeg for garnish (optional).


About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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