Think of the Whiskey Sour as a citrusy version of the Old Fashioned. Fresh lemon juice makes it the perfect complement to sunny, Southern-fried days and the kind of humidity they invented cornstarch for. Many bartenders add egg whites, but the earliest printed recipe (in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 tome The Bartenders Guide) doesn’t call for them. We’re with Jerry on this one.
Mix it Up
Bobby Lozoff and Billy Rice created the Tequila Sunrise at The Trident Bar in Sausalito, California, debuting it at a private party for The Rolling Stones on the eve of their Exile On Main Street U.S. tour. As the story goes, after requesting a Margarita, Mick Jagger was given a Tequila Sunrise to try instead, and the band ended up orderin...