Holiday party season is upon us! For those of you who know me, know I love whiskey. A few years back I came across a whiskey sour recipe with a twist (CookieAndKate.com). It’s sweetened with maple syrup instead of simple syrup and has cinnamon in it! It’s delicious and a crowd pleaser. When invited to parties this time of year, in lieu of bringing wine, I multiply this recipe and put it in a half gallon mason jar.
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Recipe and Image from CookieAndKate.com
Meet the best whiskey sour recipe—it’s full of bourbon and fresh lemon, sweetened with maple syrup and includes a hint of cinnamon (spice is optional). Feel free to multiply the amounts given below by up to four, if you’d like to make a bigger batch in your cocktail shaker all at once.
1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) Bulleit bourbon or your bourbon of choice
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
2 to 4 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste (I like 3 teaspoons, which is the equivalent of ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon)
Pinch of ground cinnamon, optional
Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar about two-thirds full with ice. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Securely fasten the lid and shake well.
Pour fresh ice into your cocktail glass and strain the cold whiskey sour mixture into the glass. Enjoy!