Lavender Whiskey Sour
The very popular Whiskey Sour is a mixed drink that first appeared in Jerry Thomas’s Bartender’s Guide in 1862. It was made from 4 basic ingredients – egg white, simple syrup, lemon juice, and whiskey. Our recipe is essentially our herb-infused version of a whiskey sour. You’ll make a lavender syrup and mix it with a fresh egg white and your whiskey of choice.
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water
1 1/2 tablespoons of lavender buds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
To make the syrup, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lavender buds, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high; cook until sugar has dissolved. Add lavender and let steep for 20 minutes. Pour through strainer. Stir in lemon juice.
ice cubes or crushed ice
2 ounces whiskey of your choice – bourbon, etc.
1 tablespoon Lavender Sour Syrup – or to taste
1 fresh egg white
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake – add ice and shake again – pour into a coupe or whisky glass. Garnish with lavender if desired. Enjoy!