A well-made whiskey cocktail is the best way to relax after a busy day. Citrus is the ideal partner to whiskey, and a hint of woody rosemary completes the picture.
Triple Citrus Whiskey Sour with Rosemary
- 60ml Irish whiskey
- 25ml citrus juice (we used a mix of lemon and orange juice) 25ml rosemary simple syrup Strip of lemon or orange peel, to serve
To make the rosemary simple syrup:
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- Sprig rosemary
To make the Rosemary Simple Syrup: Heat half a cup each of water and sugar in a small saucepan until sugar melts. Add rosemary, stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and cool. Any extra syrup can be refrigerated for up to a month. To make the Whiskey Sour: Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add whiskey, citrus juice and rosemary simple syrup and shake until the shaker feels very cold. Strain into a glass with ice, garnish with a strip of orange or lemon peel and serve.
Whiskey (with an e) refers to grain spirits distilled in Ireland and the US. Whisky (with no e) refers to Scottish, Canadian or Japanese grain spirits.