Celebrate Whiskey Sour Day with these tasty recipes!

by Rachel Darcy

Consider yourself a whiskey fan? Tomorrow, August 25, is Whiskey Sour Day worldwide, meaning it’s time to break out a bottle of your favourite whiskey and get your cocktail shaker out!

The first recorded recipe of the Whiskey Sour dates back to 1862, but it’s believed to have existed for over a century before hand. Originating on the sea, with sailors concocting cocktails out of the citrus fruits and liquor on board of ships, the recipe eventually made it’s way to shore and the Whiskey Sour was born.

If you’re a fan of the classic version of the cocktail, try out Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, that makes for a smooth, well rounded base for the perfect whiskey sour. If you’re feeling brave and want to try a sour with a twist, check out the recipe below for the Sexton Single Malt Dead of Night cocktail.

Give the Whiskey Sour recipes below a go, and let us know how you get on over on Twitter and Instagram, @DublinGazette!

Photo by Rob Durston ( www.durstonphoto.com )

Bushmills Classic Sour

Ingredients
• 50ml Bushmills Original
• 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
• 15ml Sugar Syrup
• 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
• 1 Dash Orange Bitters
• 1 Whole Egg White
• Cubed or block ice

  1. Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker and shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain over cubed or block ice in a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel and enjoy!

The Sexton Dead of Night

Ingredients
• 35ml The Sexton Single Malt
• 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
• 20ml Sugar Syrup
• 1 Egg White
• 12.5ml Red Wine
• Cubed or block ice

  1. Add the whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into cocktail shaker and shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain over cubed or block ice in a rocks glass.
  4. Top with red wine and serve.

For more cocktail inspiration and recipes, follow Bushmills Irish Whiskey on social media
@BushmillsIRL, and The Sexton Single Malt on Instagram @TheSextonUK.IRL. Please be sure to drink responsibly. For more, visit drinkaware.ie.

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