As a whiskey lover, you might be looking for a refreshing alternative to the usual Old Fashioned or Whiskey on the Rocks. With National Whiskey Sour Day on August 25th, the High West Distillery offers you wonderful recipes. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore versions of the classic, citrus-like libation.
Here is a little story about the whiskey sour. The first written recipe for the drink was in an 1862 book by Jerry Thomas, The Bartender’s Guide. However, it is likely that sours had existed many decades earlier because they were popular drinks on board naval ships.
Check out these two whiskey sours that use High West Double Rye. We are sure that once you try them, you will be some of your favorite cocktails.
High West Whiskey Sour
-2 oz double rye!
-0.75 oz of fresh lemon juice
-0.5 oz plain syrup
-1 egg white
-Branded cherry garnish
Method: Chill a martini glass. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until they are chilled. Strain back into the cocktail shaker and shake again without ice (reverse dry shake). Strain twice in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Angostura bitters and cherries.
-1.5 oz double rye!
-5 lemon juice
Preparation: Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until they are completely cooled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon spiral.
To learn more about Park City, Utah’s High West Distillery and their spirits, please visit https://www.highwest.com/. They can learn to get additional recipes, shop, and find out about their whiskey club.
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