Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras - Emeril's Cherry Whiskey Sours

Cherry Whiskey Sours
* Adapted from Emeril Lagasse

1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey, preferably Jameson
4 ounces homemade sour mix, recipe below
2 teaspoons Maraschino cherry syrup (such as Reese brand)
Crushed ice
Maraschino cherries or lemon slices, for garnish

Combine the whiskey, sour mix, and cherry syrup in a large old-fashioned glass with ice, or strain into a martini glass. Stir, garnish with cherry and/or lemon slice, and serve.

Sour Mix:
1-ounce lemon juice
1-ounce sugar
2 ounces water

Combine lemon juice and sugar, then dilute with water and stir to dissolve sugar.

Yield: 4 ounces


Michelle J said...

Yum! I am a whiskey/bourbon girl all the way. This sounds like the perfect mix of down-home and foo-foo. ;)

Jenn said...

I'm usually not a hard liquor drinker, but I would drink that... Oh, yea, I'd drink that!!! :)

lisa is cooking said...

I love whiskey sours, and this looks like a great one! And, is that an ice sphere in the glass? It also looks great.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I'll be over soon! Wouldn't that be fun to hang out with a few of these and talk food and drink! :)