Whiskey Sour

Last Modified: 10/18/07
First Published: 03/18/07
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2 ounces Whiskey (Rye or Bourbon)

6 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice

Sugar syrup, to taste*

1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until the mixture is nice and foamy. Strain into a chilled highball glass over ice. *Cook's Note: Sugar syrup is a solution of equal parts sugar and water that is cooked over low heat until clear, then boiled for about 1 minute. Cool and store in a squeeze bottle and use to sweeten drinks, to taste.

Fresh Whisky Sours 3/4 cup whiskey (recommended: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemonjuice (4 lemons)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)

2/3 cup sugar syrup (see note)

Ice cubes

Maraschino cherries

Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice, and syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and pour in the drink mix 2/3 full. Shake for 15 seconds and pour into glasses. Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold. Note: To make the sugar syrup, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil, and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chill before using.

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