Whiskey Sour

Summer is officially here, so we thought we would share one of our favorite cocktails for sipping on a warm summer evening.

It's hard to beat a great whiskey sour, and to make a great whiskey sour you should NEVER use pre-made sour mix! The "sour" comes from using fresh citrus juice. In our recipe we use lemon and orange.

You don't need to use a top-shelf bourbon. A decent one (like Maker's Mark) gets the job done, since this cocktail uses as much citrus juice as bourbon.

We can tell you from personal experience that this cocktail tastes even better than you drink it outdoors (preferably when sitting near the beach and/or watching the summer sun go down). A couple of the paintings in this blog post were done during cocktail hour while we were on vacation last summer.

So when you are putting together a packing list for your summer vacation, don't forget about the cocktail shaker! An early evening cocktail hour is a great time to really relax and appreciate that the fact that you are ON VACATION. And if you're not, then mix up a drink, go out to your yard, take a look at the art in this blog, and enjoy.


Whiskey Sour

2 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 oz. Fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a lowball glass filled with ice cubes, and garnish with cherry, orange and lime.

Your seat while drinking a whiskey sour
Your view while drinking a whiskey sour

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