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The Whiskey Sour

A Modern Guide to the Classic Cocktail

Certain cocktails carry societal connotations and cultural meaning. Some drinks are regional symbols such as the mint julep, which is inextricably tied to the Kentucky Derby. Classic drinks like the old fashioned or the Manhattan tend to denote a more sophisticated or mature drinker, whereas wine coolers and tropical cocktails often appeal to those who prefer lighter and fruitier alcoholic drinks. Enter the whiskey sour. A cocktail from the sour family, the iconic drink is usually made with bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. While its ingredients are strikingly similar to those in an old fashioned, the whiskey sour is far less revered and, in certain circles, maligned for its sweetness.

The Whiskey Sour elevates the reputation of the classic cocktail by exploring its rich history— starting in the 1600s with punch, the predecessor to sours, and bringing the reader through to the twentieth century when the whiskey sour was well-established. Seasoned mixologists and new cocktail enthusiasts will be educated about the development of the traditional recipe and encouraged to make their own creations by incorporating modern riffs, syrup additions, and fun enhancements. Part historical narrative, part recipe book, this friendly and approachable guide challenges the stigma surrounding the cocktail as a drink for unrefined tastes and illustrates the elegant, romantic, and complex facets of the whiskey sour—a perfectly sweet, tart, and balanced cocktail.

About the Author

Jeanette Hurt is a writer, culinary and beverage teacher, and recipe developer, and specializes in the intersection of culture and consumption. She is the author of numerous books including The Joy of Cider: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Drinking and Making Hard Cider, The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook, Wisconsin Cocktails, and Drink Like a Woman: Shake. Stir. Conquer. Repeat. Her writing has appeared in Forbes, theKitchn, Simply Recipes, Wine Enthusiast, and Huffington Post.

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"The Whiskey Sour is for the cocktail lover, whiskey lover, and bartender alike."—Albert Schmid, author of The Old Fashioned: As Essential Guide to the Original Whiskey Cocktail

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