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National Whiskey Sour Day

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The history of the whiskey sour can be traced back to the 1700s as sort of a health tonic for British sailors. Lime juice was originally added to the soldier's rum rations to help reduce the rates of scurvy while on long sea journeys, but it's easy to see why the tasty combo of spirit and citrus caught on and has endured as a cocktail. The first official recipe can be found in the iconic Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide: How To Mix Drinks 1862 Reprint: A Bon Vivant's Companion and in the equally famous Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide 1887 Reprint. At its most simple and classic, the modern whiskey sour is simply whiskey, lemon or lime, sugar — and sometimes an egg white for a silky airy foam. In honor of National Whiskey Sour Day, we've gathered some modern twists on the classic from some of our favorite bartenders and brands.

Usquaebach Sour

The Sour Scotsman

Smoky Sour

Mr. Clint's Sour

Tea and Sour

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour in Sonoma

Yuzu Sour

Lychee Whiskey Sour

Prickly Heat Sour

Sour Thyme

Pom Sour

Johnny Appleseed Sour


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