Emergency Cocktail for New Years Eve

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Quick and Easy Whiskey Sour.  

Ran out of time? Need something to take to that party but cant be bothered spending loads and lugging 3 - 4 individual bottles? I have the drink for you !!! From the co-inventer (not actually associated in any way) of the Kitten Mittens! 

The No Fuss Whiskey Sour!

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Step 1: Start

Get glass

Step 2: Ice

This is, arguably, the most important step in any good drink. The ice, yes the ice. Starting with the highest quality ice possible is essential, and the difference between a good and great cocktail.  

It doesn't have to be shaped in Titanic and iceberg shapes, but it does help. Some will forgive a taste of chlorine if it's decorative.

Step 3: Giv'em Three of Your Best

Three fingers of whiskey over the ice. 

I get a very reasonable drop of Grant's from Trader Joe's for USD$11.99. I think this price is restricted to California. As when I was in Boston earlier this year is was 30 bucks !? and TJ's didn't even have it.

Step 4:

Add sour (Trader Joe's Lemonade) to taste 

Next step is to drink it, or combine it into a bigger bottle for transport .

HAPPY NEW YEAR !! burp hic 

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Just one little, minor, niggle - Grants (full name Grants Standfast, at least here in UK) isn't Whiskey . . . . . . it's Whisky! - Scottish Malt, as opposed to American Rye.

    Otherwise it's a nice 'ible and a handy tip - Thanks ;)

    4 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    the spelling has nothing to do with whats in the mash. the government that regulates the labels does the spelling.

    Whiskey, is also a generic term covering all spirits distilled for a mash grain.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Jack - it was just a little leg-pull about "American-English" spelling, and our (much superior) Malt Whisky as made in Scotland ;-)

    But does a bottle of Grant's really have "whiskEy" on the label if they are exporting to USA?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I agree, that Webster jury has I lot to answer for. I'm off to trader jo's later on for a wee dram. I'll check. I'm off to nz on tuseday, I will have a look there to.