Disclaimer: You must be 21 or older to proceed with this post. Please drink responsibly.
August 25th was National Whiskey Sour Day and according to the site National Day Calendar, one must have a whiskey sour to mark the day. We decided to up the ante by having a taste test using three different flavors of Jim Beam – original flavors, vanilla flavored and honey flavored.
Fact: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. For more trivia, readers 21 years and older are invited to check out this link for whiskey trivia.
Most recipes for a whiskey sour calls for the alcohol, lemon juice, simple syrup and cherries. We used Daily’s Sweet and Sour Cocktail Mix to create our drinks. while convenient, the Daily’s was very tart and sweet. For future drinks we will definitely follow the recipe and use ice cubes.
Surprisingly the vanilla flavored was the favorite. While in the Wine and Spirits store we were warned away from flavored whiskeys. The sales clerk recommended original as the flavored whiskeys would be a bad combination. Instead of being overpowering it turned out to be light and smooth, without an aftertaste and without the bite of the original.
Second favorite was the original flavored whiskey sour. Smooth and tart. Whiskey is not my favorite drink; something about the rye is to powerful for my palate BUT the Daily’s mix was a nice way to mix.
The honey was the least favorite. Due to the tartness of the Daily’s I *think* I was expecting something like a iced tea and the honey was overpowering and left an aftertaste.
Overall the whiskey sour is a delicious drink for a warm afternoon. Fruity and light and quite easy to make.
If you’re interested in making your own drink, the Jim Beam site has a recipe for you to try. Readers 21 and older are invited to check out this link for more info.
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Enjoy and please drink responsibly!