This is a very refreshing drink for the summertime. Don’t be scared away by the whiskey, you can hardly detect it. This is a pretty light drink since there is twice as much sour as alcohol, which means you can have a refill too.
Step One: Sour Mix
I enjoy a number of cocktail recipes that use a homemade sour mix like my Tennessee Sour and Long Island Ice Tea. It is simple to make and can keep in the refrigerator for at least a week.
1-Cup Simple Syrup
1-Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1-Cup Fresh Lime Juice
Squeeze lemon and lime and reserve a cup of each. Heat a saucepan with 1 cup of water. When the water is hot, add 1 cup of sugar. Stir until the sugar is all dissolved, and set aside to cool.
In a glass container that can hold at least 3 cups of liquid, combine the simple syrup, lime juice, and lemon juice and stir. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator until ready to use in a cocktail.
Part Two: Tennessee Sour
2 ounces Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey
¾ ounce Grand Marnier
¼ ounce St. Germain
4 ounces homemade sour mix
Pour whiskey into an ice-filled glass and add Grand Marnier, St. Germain, and homemade sour mix. Stir to chill and strain into a large cocktail glass filled with ice.