Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fresh Whiskey Sours

Sunday posts I usually feel compelled to share a meal with you and save the cocktail posts closer to the weekend. Today I changed my mind. It's been a busy week for many of us, traveling, cooking, eating, eating some more, and eating again.  If your cooking groove has been spent for the week, kick-back, eat left-overs (if you have any left), leave the dishes for another day and enjoy a cocktail.

This recipe lacks the traditional sweet and sour mix.  Instead, the sweet and sour is a blend of fresh squeezed lemon and lime juices, with simple syrup.


Fresh Whiskey Sours
Makes 4
Recipe from Ina Garten

Ingredients:
3/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
2/3 cup sugar syrup (see below)
Maraschino cherries

Sugar Syrup
Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.  Chill throughly before using.

Directions:
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup.  Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture.  Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses.  Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.

Enjoy!

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27 comments:

rosaria said...

Ah, a good cocktail is always welcome!

Federica said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm..che delizia!!!!!!!!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I haven't had one of those in ages! They look so good. Pretty glass.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That makes my mouth water! I haven't had one of those in years...sounds good! ♥

Chris said...

Ahhh thanks, I could go for one of those right now.

Barbara said...

I'm shooting this recipe off to my sister ASAP. It's her favorite.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Velva!

Farmchick said...

I need one of these!

MM said...

My grandpa used to love these. Thanks for the memory jog!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

fun drinks and they look so pretty ;-)

Chef E said...

They are fun drinks! Look yummy too...

Big Dude said...

I've never been a brown liquor fan but often wish I were so I could enjoy good looking drinks like this.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Mmmm, lip smacking good!

Marguerite said...

Looks great and I would love one of these right now! Cheers!

Kim said...

Oh my....yes, I would love one of these right now. It's been a long and lovely holiday weekend, but I'm SO ready for my husband to go back to work and for my daughter to go back to school. I need some peace and quiet!

That Girl said...

I am so excited to be able to try your drinks again!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

YUM! Looks like the perfect drink for the holiday season- stress or no stress:)

Claudia said...

A fun blast from my past - my parents and aunts and uncles always served whiskey sours at holiday gatherings. But I suspect they used a mix! You are so right - time to kick back a bit before the next round of frenzy starts.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think I would like that!

teresa said...

you make the prettiest cocktails! this looks perfect for the holidays!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That looks so refreshing! Love the fresh juice in this recipe. Cheers!

Kathleen said...

You do cocktails right girl! Love the glasses!

Mary said...

Your timing is excellent! I have whiskey left in the pantry and I was clueless what to do with it. YAY! I might actually make a drink for myself this week. Thanks!

Hungry Dog said...

I have a soft spot for whiskey sours as they were the first mixed drink I really got hooked on. Haven't had one in a long time but now I'm in th mood for one!

Eliana said...

they could not look more perfect Velva :)

Bo said...

I need a couple NOW!!!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I want to leave the same comment on every single post of yours "I want to go to there!"

mycustardpie.com said...

Due to my husband playing golf in a Jack Daniel' tournament we have a lot of JD in our house (and I do rather like the stuff). Always looking for a good way to serve it and this really fits the bill.

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