whiskey sour


Definition of whiskey sour

: a cocktail usually consisting of whiskey, sugar, and lemon juice shaken with ice

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The cocktails here very much depend on who’s making them: an Old Fashioned might be a bit watery, a whiskey sour too tart. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 Try a classic whiskey sour, with their house made sour, or the Well Dressed Man, made with Campari, Dolin Dry, Lafleur Mallet Sauternes, herbes de provence and oleo saccharum. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "America’s Coolest Drinking City," 22 June 2018 Unlike on most cruises, life on an adventure yacht is all-inclusive, so there’s always a free Paloma (or whiskey sour, or piña colada) waiting for you at the bar. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "The Hottest New Boutique Hotel Is Actually a Yacht," 19 Apr. 2018 The drink resembles a whiskey sour brightened with an abundance of spring greens. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Garden-inspired cocktails bring veggies from the kitchen to the bar," 20 June 2018 Saint Dinette bartender Zak Roslik makes a classic whiskey sour with a hint of almond. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "America’s Coolest Drinking City," 22 June 2018 For the Last Watch, high-proof Knob Creek bourbon lends a stiff Kentucky backbone to arak’s anise shade, which also takes a tart dose of lemon for a riff on whiskey sour. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Suraya's Arak-tails showcase the Middle East's ancient anise spirit," 21 June 2018 Both ordered the Bullet Proof, a photogenic play on a whiskey sour featuring rye, St. Germain, turmeric, lemon, chili and bitters with a foamy egg white that Ms. Pistorius had seen on Instagram. Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, "Dusting Off an Art Deco Feminist Treasure," 16 May 2018 Options include a daiquiri, whiskey sour, Sazerac, margarita and more. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "This Louisville bar is not focused on bourbon. Here's why Mr. Lee's is getting it right.," 19 Mar. 2018

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whiskey sour was circa 1889

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