Party season is upon us and what would a party be without a cocktail..or three? Get practising your mixing skills ready to impress your guests.
This Maple Whisky Sour Cocktail is really simple to make, its refreshing yet pretty strong and has a lovely smoky maple flavour. I have never really been a fan of Whisky, I blame my manager at work who made every member of staff drink shots of Southern Comfort at my first staff party..it put me off for about 16 years. Like Gin it seems to be fairly trendy right now, no longer does it just seem like the kind of drink that older men drink neat over ice. You can use it in a number of cocktails or even to cook your ham.
A Whisky sour is typically a combination of simple syrup, whisky and lemon juice, I have created my own twist here by using Maple Syrup in place of simple syrup and lime juice in place of the lemon and it really works.
Maple Whisky Sour Cocktail
You will need:
2 oz Whisky
1.5oz Maple Syrup
2 oz Lime Juice
- Optional – top up with sparkling water.
- Traditional whisky sours often include 1 egg white, feel free to add if required.
In a cocktail shaker, mix your whisky, syrup and lime juice along with some ice. Strain and pour over fresh ice in a short glass.