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NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY – August 25

National Whiskey Sour Day - August 25

National Whiskey Sour Day – August 25

                                          

NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY

Each year on August 25, people across the United States celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day.

Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice and sugar.  Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice.

An option to the traditional whiskey sour is the Boston sour which is made by adding a dash of egg white to the recipe.  Another variant is the Ward 8.  The Ward 8 is based with either Bourbon or rye whiskey with both lemon and orange juices added along with grenadine syrup for the sweetener.

The Whiskey Sour has withstood the test of time!

 A 1870 Wisconsin newspaper has the world’s oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour.

  • After opening,  a bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  • An unopened bottle of whiskey can be kept for over 100 years and will still be good to drink.

ALWAYS REMEMBER:  *DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE*

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or the origin of National Whiskey Sour Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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