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.
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Essentially fizzy lemonade for adults, a Tom Collins is made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. Based on the original "John Collins" cocktail, the drink was renamed when Jerry Thomas included it in his 1876 Bartender’s Guide, based on a popular prank of the day, in which people tried to convince their friends someone named Tom Col...