Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. Enjoy this smooth taste using the Classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail recipe listed below.
Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar. Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.
Five Food Finds about Whiskey:
• Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
• After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
• A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
• A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
• Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.
Classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail
• 2 oz. Rye Whiskey or Bourbon • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice • 1 Egg White
1. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a double rocks glass. 2. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
National Grand Marnier Day is observed annually on July 14th. An 1880s French invention by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, Grand Marnier adds a splash of orange liquor to mix drinks or desserts. Also enjoyed neat, this cognac concoction blended one of the most expensive fruits of the time with a strong spirit. The result was truly grand.
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