Thursday, August 25th, 2016 is National Whiskey Sour Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a couple of handcrafted Sours you can make at home or entertain guests with.

Los Angeles mixologist Eric “E.T.” Tecosky has created a couple of special cocktails just for the occasion, utilizing Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. These craft cocktails take the classic a step further, putting a modern twist on what you thought a Whiskey Sour was. Add a little bit of honey syrup and grapefruit juice for an interesting twist in the No.143, or throw in blackberry and cherry liqueur to make a Modern Sour.

No. 143

No. 143

No. 143

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
  • 1/2 oz. Honey Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 Lemon Wedges
  • 2-3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Preparation: Muddle lemons in an old fashioned glass with bitters. Add remaining ingredients. Add ice. Cover glass with metal mixing cup and shake. Serve in glass.


Modern Sour

Modern Sour

Modern Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select
  • 1/4 oz. Giffard Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
  • 1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz. Egg Whites
  • Angostura Bitters

Preparation: Dry shake all ingredients except the bitters for 20 seconds. Add ice and shake well. Fine strain into a cocktail glass. Apply bitters with an eye dropped to taste.