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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday Spirits.



Matt G's Kentucky Sour

Start with a tall glass. Highballs are great, but I have pint beer glasses around the house, so that's what I use.

Start by filling the glass 1/4 full of ice cubes.

Next, pour in:

--The juice of half a lemon. It must be fresh. If you don't have a fresh lemon, move on to other things. (in the bottom of that glass above, note that there's a fresh lemon seed sitting there. Nope, I didn't strain it-- I just squeezed the lemon right into the glass.)

--2 oz of bourbon. For those of you who (like me) are not bartenders, use your 1/4 Cup measuring cup. I use Evan Williams bourbon for the value, but your taste may vary.

--1.5 Tablespoons of marischino cherry juice, and a couple of cherries to boot.

Stir vigorously with your cherry-dippin' spoon.

Top it all off with enough club soda to fill the glass.
Stir the glass a couple more times.

Garnish with an extra cherry over the ice.

WARNING: Do NOT have a second without a guaranteed ride. This is a potent drink, and tastes good to boot.

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2 Comments:

At Friday, January 05, 2007 3:21:00 PM, Blogger Diamond Mair said...

Hmmmmm, haven't had a whiskey sour since ..................... we-ell, since I was 'underage' {anybody know the statute of limitations on underage drinking in PA?} ;)
I like your recipe, though I believe my spousal unit just might get a bit peeved, were I to "abuse" his JD Single Barrel in such a manner ................
Semper Fi'
DM

 
At Sunday, January 07, 2007 8:52:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Well, JD is actually Tennesse Whiskey, not bourbon. And this recipe realy is a bourbon recipe. It does NOT, however, require very high-end bourbon. Seriously-- it would be a waste to use the top shelf stuff in this, where the cherry juice and the lemon juice change the flavor so.

 

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