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Whiskey sour, fancy-style

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!

For real.

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!

Bourbon Sour

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.

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7 Thoughts on “Whiskey sour, fancy-style

  1. Mmm, I like mixing Maker’s Mark, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Egg whites in drinks always freak me out a little bit, but I bet this is tasty!

  2. Looks fabulous! I have to admit I’ve never had one of these before. OMG! We haven’t had a date night in so long. I think I’m due a fancy drink and date night:)
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  3. I can guess that it has to do with an impact on both the texture AND the taste. And it sounds delicious.
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  4. Alex loves whiskey sours so I will definitely be trying this one. You have inspired me to buy some burbon and we are currently infusing part of it with the coffee beans. 🙂

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