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#CocktailHour: Whiskey Sour


Wednesday has come again- and with it a new cocktail.  This week, we settle into our bar stool to tip and sip a classic and simple to make whiskey sour.

All you need to make this drink is 1 ounce of grenadine, 2 ounces of lemon juice, and 5 ounces of whiskey shaken together in a cocktail shaker.

Oh and three maraschino cherries for a garnish.

Because just one cherry lacks class.

For this one I used Canadian Club whiskey... because patriotism, eh?  The grenadine, lemon juice, and whiskey mix together to give it a nice ruby pink colour that brings to mind pink grapefruit juice.  In fact, the sweetness of the grenadine, the sourness of the lemon juice, and the smoothness of the whiskey come together to create a drink where you could almost swear you ARE drinking pink grapefruit juice.

If you're not a fan of sour, citrusy juices or drinks, then a whiskey sour is probably not for you.  As a fan of citrus fruits, I found it to be both interesting and enjoyable.  While it is very reminiscent of grapefruit juice, the sourness isn't all that overwhelming.  I found it actually fairly smooth and mellow with just enough sour tartness to tingle the taste buds.

If I were to lodge any complaints about the whiskey sour, it'd have to be the following.  Given that it has five ounces of whiskey in it, you can't have too many before the alcohol hits you.  I would also recommend sipping and nursing this cocktail in order to help to keep your wits about you.  As a huge fan of citrus flavors, I went through the first one like it was juice... and found myself a touch wobbly in short order.

This isn't what I would really consider a bar type drink, though.  It's the sort of drink you'd have at a social event with friends, or at home as you sit in a comfy chair chilling out to some smooth jazz records.

I will have this drink again, and would certainly recommend it for those that enjoy citrus flavored drinks.  This one's a "Good".


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