Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Mar 21, 2013

Whiskey Sour

A couple of weeks ago, I finished making my first batch of amaretto, so here's my first cocktail with it!  My first whiskey sour was made with rail whiskey and sour mix, but man, it makes a world of difference when you use a nice whiskey or bourbon, fresh squeezed lemon juice and some amaretto.  It's a very simple cocktail to make it and you should definitely have it in your bartending arsenal - it hits that perfect note of both sweet and sour.  I had a bunch of blood oranges in the fridge and thought it would look pretty with the bright red of those jarred maraschinos.  Yeah, I normally never use those kinds of cherries, but I needed something to remind me of that first whiskey sour I had...

Whiskey Sour 
  • 1 oz whiskey or bourbon (I used Buffalo Trace bourbon)
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Maraschino cherry and orange slice for garnish
- In a glass filled with ice, add the whiskey, amaretto and lemon juice and stir until chilled.
- Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.