Every fortnight or thereabouts I get nostalgic for the Old South. Picket fences. Home-made lemonade. Hot nights and cool mornings. Mind you--I've never actually lived in the South. The vase majority of my (
excessive) knowledge on the subject comes from True Blood and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. So let's just say, I KNOW A LOT.
In this regard*, I'd like to enjoy some Whiskey Sours with ya'll on this fine summa evenin'.
*insert Southern twang here
- 3/4 cup whiskey (recommended: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
- 2/3 cup sugar syrup (it's a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, boil until dissolved, fellas)
- Ice cubes
- Maraschino cherries
Squeeze juices. Mix the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice, and sugar syrup. Put about half the mixture into a shaker with ice. Shake it til the ice is a lil crumbly (10-20 seconds or so). Pour into a cute glass. Add a cherry as a garnish.
I DO DECLARE THAT IS THE FINEST COCKTAIL THIS SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI.