Monday, January 30, 2017

Double Standard Sour

This is a great drink and a strong one too. I have a feeling I've made it before, but I have no evidence to prove it.

An equal measure of whiskey and gin give this sour the punch for both a gin and whiskey sour combined. I chose Common Wealth gin because of its whiskey-like flavor and soft botanicals. Not much juniper in this gin to make it off-putting in a sour cocktail.

There's so much hooch in this cocktail that I was sure it wouldn't fit in a sour glass. I used a double Old Fashioned glass, which fits the name pretty well, and gave it to my wife. Will anyone notice a woman enjoying what amounts to a double-size cocktail? Probably not. Must be a double standard.
  • 1 1/2 oz. blended whiskey (Black Velvet Special Reserve used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (Common Wealth used)
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • orange slice
  • maraschino cherry
Combine all ingredients except cherry and orange slice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled sour glass (pour into a double Old Fashioned glass optional). Garnish with cherry and orange slice. 

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