Home Bar Project: How to Make a Whiskey Sour

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

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This week: How to Make a Whiskey Sour

The “sour” family of cocktails couldn’t be simpler, but is still revered to this day as one of the tastiest styles of drinks out there. It consists of lemon juice and simple syrup with a healthy dose of alcohol, in this case bourbon. Basically, you are making a whiskey and lemonade but the end result is so much more. This week will round out a good chunk of your shopping list, here are the additions.

Tools you'll need:
28 oz large weighted shaker tin (here)
18 oz small weighted shaker tin (here)
Hawthorne strainer (here)
3/4 oz jigger (here) (or you can use the oxo measuring cup we recommended from last week)
Speed pourers - optional but make your life easier (here)

Ingredients:
Fresh lemon juice
Simple Syrup (instructions how to make it here)
Bourbon

Click "Next" and let's get started.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

Photos by The Drink Nation


Tags: Bourbon, Cocktails, Education, Spirits
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