Created by university student Blair Bowman in 2011, World Whisky Day has since become a global phenomenon.
Most of us don’t need an excuse to enjoy a dram or two of the water of life, but to mark the occasion, the bar team at 5* lifestyle hotel Andaz London Liverpool Street are sharing their recipe for that all-time classic, The Whiskey Sour:
50ml bourbon whiskey (or one egg cup if you don’t have a measure)
20ml fresh lemon juice (or two tablespoons)
10-15ml sugar syrup (one to one and a half tablespoons depending on your taste) 10ml egg white (one tablespoon) (If you want to add another level of texture)
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker (or jam jar), add ice and shake for 20 – 30 seconds. To serve, pour through a sieve or tea strainer into a cocktail glass, or if you prefer, into a tumbler filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon wedge or if you really want to push the boat out, add a couple of drops of bitters and a brandied cherry. Enjoy!