Best Whiskey Sour
On this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/321465 I posted my normal sour recipe. But tonight I perfected it. Honestly best whiskey sour I have ever had, full stop. Here's the recipe:
Zest and juice of 1/2 Meyer lemon. (I use a fru fru microplane graters but a knife works fine
)One drop (not dash) Angostura bitters
2 oz Jim Beam
1 Tsp simple syrup
1 homemade spiced preserved cherry with a 1/4 teaspoon of the syrup
Shake and serve on the rocks
Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sugar and egg whites make the absolute best sour mix. Unfortunately for me, I cannot recall having one made from scratch out in a restaurant or bar in at least 25years. Whiskey sours were vewry popular in the 60's from my recollection.....and today may be considered a Ladies Drink....but they are very refreshing on a hot summer's night . I'll have to make one soon.
There is a bit of a cocktail rebirth going on in Boston and other cities and there are quite a few places where you can get a real whiskey sour (with egg white if you want it) in Boston.
For myself, I prefer the mouth feel without the eggwhite, but certainly to be truly authentic it should include it.