Whiskey Sour
 
If you’re craving a delicious, citrus cocktail, then now’s the time for a whiskey sour. Whiskey Sour Day is coming up on August 25, and here at the Scotch ‘n Sirloin, we’re making them from scratch in our restaurant bar to help you cool down in the summertime heat.

The whiskey sour has certainly come a long way since its heyday as a college party drink, made with nothing but whiskey and bottled sour mix. Nowadays, there are plenty of creative ways this classic cocktail has been revamped to bring out the taste of good whiskey.

The classic version of a whiskey sour is made with whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup — shaken and garnished with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. And traditionally, egg whites are added for a touch of froth on top.

A variation of the whiskey sour that’s always a good bet is altering the classic recipe and adding grapefruit juice to the mix. Then, give the drink a splash of grenadine syrup to balance the tart citrus taste.

Do you like the flavor of rosemary? If so, you’ll love this version of the whiskey sour, which is garnished with a few sprigs of the fragrant herb and made with lemon juice blended with maple syrup and orange juice.

If you want to take the whiskey sour’s sweetness down a notch, have it with just whiskey and cognac. Or, try it with apricot brandy — which creates a popular whiskey sour variation known as the Baltimore Bang.

At the Scotch ‘n Sirloin, we can create these variations of the whiskey sour and more, all of which are sure to satisfy. So take your mind off the hot summer weather and visit our bar lounge today — or on August 25, Whiskey Sour Day — for a crowd-pleasing take on this classic citrus drink.