Sunset Whiskey Sour
My sunset whiskey sour is for folks who like both a sweet and sour bite in their cocktails.
The standard ratio for the whiskey sour is 3:2:1 (whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup). I've stuck to that with this recipe, but added a homemade cherry syrup, in place of the usual maraschino cherry.
I like the taste of a maraschino cherry as much as the next guy, but they really aren't so much cherries anymore. They are bleached of their color, packed with sugar, and then dyed bright red. There are a lot of 'real' maraschino cherries available now, which I much prefer. But I wanted something homemade for this cocktail.
So, I made my own dark, sweet cherry syrup, using just a few ingredients.
The cherry syrup, combined with the deep amber of the whiskey sour creates a beautiful sunset medley of colors - hence the name.
I hope you enjoy these cocktails as much as I did. Here's to being the popular person who brings signature cocktails to the party!
*I used frozen cherries. Frozen fruit is easier for me to use in compotes and sauces because it breaks down quickly. It's usually cheaper than fresh and has been picked at the height of its ripeness, so it's a win-win.