GSN Alert: August 25th – National Whiskey Sour Day

Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain

Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar.  Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.

An alternative to the traditional whiskey sour is the Boston sour which is made by adding a dash of egg white to the recipe.  Another variation is the Ward 8.  The Ward 8 has a base of either Bourbon or rye whiskey with both lemon and orange juices and grenadine syrup added for sweetness.