There are days when I want two different cocktails, but can't decide between the two. Occasionally the answer is to combine them. I had been wanting a tiki-style drink but was also thinking about how much better bourbon was than rum in combining with citrus. So I decided to create a tiki riff on the whiskey sour. Tart, sweet, strong on the whiskey, this drink has lime, blackberry and orgeat backing up a bit of Old Forester
Tiki Whiskey Sour
2 oz Old Forester 100 proof Bourbon
3/4 oz orgeat
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz blackberry syrup
1 egg white
Spritz of your favorite bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing tin an add ice. Shake until well-combined and extremely cold.. Your hands should ache after about 30 seconds of shaking. Try to make it to 60 if you can. Double strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Garnish as desired. Try to sip slowly, this one will sneak up on you with the smoothness the egg white and orgeat add.
Heather Wibbels is a cocktail enthusiast who spends her time thinking about cocktails, researching cocktails and making cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.