Whiskey has a reputation for being a perfect cold-weather liquor. But mixed the right way, whiskey also makes the perfect summertime beachside beverage or pool deck dram. Jim Beam has a variety of bourbon styles to complement the recipes below.
THE WHISKEY SOUR
The Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice, and a little simple syrup or sugar. Some people serve it creamy by adding uncooked egg white. When adding egg white, be sure to keep it from touching the outside of the shell when cracking,
To maintain the authenticity of this classic drink, we keep it simple with Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
To make a Whiskey Sour, you’ll need:
2 parts Jim Beam bourbon
3/4 parts lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ part simple syrup
1/2 part egg white (optional)
Angostura bitters to garnish
Add the Jim Beam, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white, if using, to a shaker cup. If you include the egg white, dry-shake (without ice) for 30 seconds to break down the egg protein, and get the white nice and frothy.
Next, add ice to the shaker cup, and shake again until well-chilled. Strain into a coupe glass or a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a few drops of bitters, and voila!