Luxurious, silky and steeped in tradition, a whiskey sour is a classic cocktail everyone should know how to make. An egg white, well shaken in the mix, creates a uniquely rich mouthfeel. Put a modern spin on it with a touch of basil.
This one never fails to impress, but measure carefully. Balance is critical.
2 oz Grant’s Blended Scotch Whisky
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
4-6 Basil Leaves
Separate the egg into the mixing glass, keeping the egg white only. Add Scotch, lemon juice, simple syrup and basil. Pack your mixing glass with ice and shake a little longer and harder than the usual 30 seconds. You want to get that egg nice and foamy.
Add fresh ice to your a glass. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Take one last basil leaf in the palm of your hand and give it a brisk spank to release the oils. Drape it on top of your whiskey sour. Cheers!