I was supposed to be on vacation this week and wasn't going to do a cocktail post, but our vacation has been postponed so its your lucky Friday! Confession time, I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a Whiskey Sour before that wasn't made with rank bar lime and absolutely horrible, but this is totally different. First, know that a Whiskey Sour is actually made with bourbon, and with the right bourbon and fresh lemon juice its a real thing of beauty. To give this cocktail an extra little spring twist I made my simple syrup with orange blossom water and it adds an extra floral element.
Orange Blossom Whisky Sour
2 oz. Bourbon (bonded or McKenna, I used Weller Wheated Bourbon)
3/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. orange blossom simple syrup (simple syrup recipe here, sub water for orange blossom water)
Ganish with orange slice and cherry
Combine bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup in shaker with ice, shake until diluted and chilled (30 seconds). Pour into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with the orange slice and cherry.
Have a great weekend, and if you've made it to the bottom of this post let me know what your favorite cocktail is in the comments.