3 ounces whiskey–I use Jack Daniels. For me, for a whiskey sour, there is no other whiskey.
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
2.5 ounces simple syrup (to see how to make it, check out anotherLRK cocktail post!)
**I have used all lemon juice before–not as much depth of citrus flavor but still yummy.This recipe yields two drinks.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, whiskey, and simple syrup to the shaker and shake for at
least 30 seconds, until extremely cold. Strain into glasses and serve with ice, if desired.
New take on the gin-and-tonic: Hendrick’s and cucumber
1 oz Hendrick’s gin
7 oz tonic water
3-4 slices of cucumber
IceFirst off, let me say that I realize this isn’t the most inventive drink. Sometimes you want to just throw a couple of things in a glass and call it a day (or night, whichever)! The addition of cucumber is actually recommended by the producer of my husband’s and my favorite gin: Hendrick’s.
Immediately, I know a bunch of you are saying, “…but I don’t LIKE gin and tonics!” My response to that is, yes, you (probably) do… you just probably haven’t had them with this gin. Am I paid in any way to say this? Nope! Does Hendrick’s even know I’m doing a post with their product? Nope! But I can honestly tell you that I never liked gin and tonics before I tried it.
To make this drink, simply put everything into a tumblr and stir. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
This is a nice, refreshing take on an old favorite, and will be good to enjoy as we wrap up the last warm days of the year.
Thanks for reading, and Happy Friday!