World Tour Day Five: Italy.
I am in search of a signature cocktail. Something that I can order at any bar, or have someone make for me at their house, or that I can throw together at cocktail hour. Something that is simple to make, includes a few fairly common ingredients, and that will please me when I’m not in the mood for a special drink. And most of all, something that says “KAREN”.
At the moment, this drink is the one I have been making on a regular basis. I had seen a recipe for a cocktail called the Stiletto, with bourbon, amaretto and lemon juice that sounded good. But the bourbon was running low and the Canadian whiskey wasn’t, so I put that in instead, e voila! the Almond Whiskey Sour.
Even though it does have Canadian whiskey in it, it’s also made with amaretto, which is an Italian creation. I used Amaretto Di Amore specifically, in honor of this month’s holiday (hence the heart napkin). The almond-flavored liqueur gives the drink enough sweetness not to need any added sugar, and it adds a great nutty flavor to this sweet and sour drink.
Sweet and sour…does that say “KAREN”?
Almond Whiskey Sour
makes 1 drink
- 1 1/2 oz Canadian blended whiskey
- 1/2 oz amaretto
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- maraschino cherry
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add whiskey, amaretto and lemon juice. Shake well.
- Pour into glass and garnish with a cherry.