The hubby is a big fan of a whiskey sour. Just a couple of fingers of bourbon (Maker’s Mark is the favorite around here), a bit of lemon juice, and some simple syrup, mixed right in the glass with ice. Easy-peasy.
Sometimes, though, you need something a little fancier. In that case, you just need to kick your go-to drink up a notch. Inspired by the sublime bourbon sour he enjoyed (and I sampled) at drink.well on our most recent date night, I decided to whip up a whiskey sour with a twist. The secret ingredient (a standard in many old-school drinks) adds a little body, creaminess, and frothiness. What is it? An egg white!
I know it may sound weird, but I can’t even tell you what a difference it makes in this uber-simple drink. In the hubby’s words, “That very well may be the best cocktail you’ve ever made.” Try it!
2 oz bourbon
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
one egg white
Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously — put some muscle into it so that egg white gets nice and frothy! Strain into a cocktail glass.