Most of the time, I decide what to make based on what I’m craving. But in this case, I made something my husband loves. He’d had a whiskey sour with egg white foam years ago, and hadn’t been able to find one again that was just the way he liked it.
I enjoy taking on a challenge like this to recreate something in the kitchen. It feels good to not only be creative, but also bring back good food memories for people I love.
The ingredients for this whiskey sour are pretty simple. Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, an egg white, and maraschino cherry garnish.
I like using a glass cocktail shaker for this recipe so I can see the foam developing. Another kitchen tool I love for this recipe is my mini liquid measuring cup. I use this handy little measuring cup for all sorts of things! It’s a really great tool to have around!
Does the thought of using an egg white in a cocktail sound weird to you? I promise you there’s no “eggy” flavor. It just adds a creamy, foamy top that compliments the tartness of the lemon. Think of it like how a meringue balances out lemon in a pie. Also, I don’t worry about the fact that it’s raw since our eggs are pasteurized and we’re shaking it with alcohol and lemon juice. Leave it out if you feel you must, but I hope you’ll try it!
Make a whiskey sour for someone you love, and let me know what you think! 🙂
A classic, sweet and sour cocktail with a thick layer of foam on top.
- 1 ½ oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 1 dash angostura bitters
- Maraschino cherry
Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, bitters, and a small handful of ice into a shaker.
Shake vigorously for about a minute or until it gets frothy on top.
Prepare a glass with ice and a maraschino cherry and strain the shaken mixture into it.