In so many of our gatherings with friends lately, summertime drinks have set the stage, offering a cool, colorful beginning to an event or dinner.
We’ve enjoyed Fruity Sangria at a big block party, Whisky Sours on a rooftop celebration, and Dark-N-Stormys in our backyard before going out. We’ve shared tips and recipes with each other, noted the best kinds of cherries for garnish, and simply, said cheers.
To make Whisky Sours, first make a “simple syrup” (it really is simple!) by combining two cups of water and one cup sugar in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, let simmer for about ten minutes, or until slightly thickened, and set aside. In tall glasses filled with ice, add two parts simple syrup, one part whisky, and one part freshly squeezed lemon juice. Top with a few thin slices of lemon and a maraschino cherry.