Tag Archives: bourbon

Cracking whiskey sours

After the sugary excesses of the Easter weekend, something a bit less sweet is in order. Whiskey sours seem to fit that bill exactly. The variations of this cocktail are many – in particular, whether or not you include egg white or bitters and quite how sour the whole thing should be. So I’ve done some experimenting on your behalf (hic!) and here are my thoughts. Continue reading


Well, nobody’s perfect

I couldn’t help but notice that the most popular thing I’ve written is about Old Fashioneds. Turns out everyone likes a stiff drink. In my continuing quest to have a grown up alcohol selection I am aiming for the ingredients for a Negroni but a handy halfway house is another bourbon based cocktail, the deliciously prohibition era Manhattan. They’re what Marilyn Monroe mixes in a hot water bottle in Some Like it Hot, and if that isn’t an endorsement I don’t know what is. Continue reading