Winter is the season of chilly weather, blankets, and warm drinks to keep us toasty. What better way to take the edge off the cold than with a Winter Whiskey Sour, a delicious twist on the classic cocktail that is sure to warm you up from the inside out? With its blend of whiskey, lemon, and a hint of sweetness, this cozy drink is perfect for sipping while snuggled up by the fire or sharing with loved ones at your next holiday gathering.
Get ready to enjoy a taste of winter in a glass!
Here's what you'll need to make a Winter Whiskey Sour:
- 2 oz of your favorite single malt whiskey
- 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz of honey syrup (a mixture of honey and water)
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Ice cubes
Begin by making the honey syrup. In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
Next, combine the 2 oz of single malt whiskey, 1 oz of fresh lemon juice, and 1 oz of honey syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Add in 2 dashes of orange bitters for a subtle, citrusy flavor. This ingredient is an essential part of any classic whiskey sour.
Shake the mixture vigorously for 10-15 seconds to combine all of the ingredients.
Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Finally, garnish with a cinnamon stick for a festive touch. The cinnamon adds a warm and cozy flavor that complements the honey and whiskey perfectly.
The whiskey sour is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 1800s. It's believed to have originated in the United States, where bartenders would mix whiskey with sugar and lemon juice to make a refreshing and simple drink.
Over time, variations on the whiskey sour were developed, with different ingredients like bitters and egg whites being added to the mix. Today, the whiskey sour remains a popular cocktail, especially during the winter months when warm and cozy flavors are in high demand.
Whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or just looking for a delicious and festive drink to enjoy this winter, the Winter Whiskey Sour is sure to hit the spot. So, grab your favorite single malt whiskey and get mixing!