Whiskey in the Summer?You betcha! A wintertime favorite for sure. Whiskey in many forms such as bourbon (my favorite), rye, or Scotch warms you up in the cold months. This classic drink can be refreshing in the summertime too.
Mixologists have name Whiskey the king of the cocktail. With its characteristics from the corn, wheat, or barley, they give wonderful compliments to any drink. Bourbons express sweet caramel notes due to the barrel. Citrus juices go well with bourbon so drinks like a whiskey sour will be very refreshing. Check out this Whiskey Sour recipe from Ina Garten from Food Network.
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3/4 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
2/3 cup sugar syrup (see below)
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup. Fill a cocktail
shaker halfway with ice and fill two‑thirds full with the cocktail
mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into glasses. Add a
maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.
Sugar syrup: Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and
cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Chill thoroughly
Recipe courtesy of Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten.
Consider purchasing the Soapstone Ice Cubes from #RusticSinks.com to keep those drinks colder longer in the summer. The natural thermal properties of soapstone to retain cold in your drinks with this set of 9 whisky stones. Used instead of ice as these will not water down your drinks while keeping them cold. Just put in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours, then add a few to your drinks. Use them, wash them and refreeze for a lifetime of use. They can be added to any cold drink from water to sodas.