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Dad's Whiskey Sour

photo: Mark Shelton @marka.shelton

My dad had a few mainstay cocktail party drinks, and this was his go to in the 60s and 70s, served at gatherings where the Huntsville engineers and their families socialized. I experienced it, and remember fondly witnessing people that worked together also opening up their homes, sharing food and drink, sharing their families. As a community, we grieved together, we celebrated together... and here is that beautiful piece of humanity symbolized in a cocktail. Life is not bad. xxxooo

Here's my video on how to prepare the cocktail!

Prep Time: 2 minutes Yield: One cocktail


2 ounces bourbon whiskey

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2-1 ounce simple syrup (depending on how sweet vs. sour you want the cocktail)

1 ounce egg white (or 1 tablespoon Aquafaba, chickpea juice)

Combine all ingredients in mixing shaker, and dry shake for a few seconds. Add ice to shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain straight up into coupe or rocks glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry for a nice 60s vibe.

Tip: Find coupe glasses at thrift stores. Those featured above were 15 cents a piece!

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