Whiskey for Summer!
There was a neighbor of mine who lived by a cocktail rule that had striking resemblance to the fashion rule about wearing white pants. He only drank gin cocktails from Memorial Day until Labor Day and then only whiskey cocktails the remainder of the year. This seems like a fine plan, except, if you are like me, and you crave whiskey year-round. Here are three cocktails that you can enjoy, even when summer’s temperatures are unbearable.
The key to this is the quality of the ingredients. Do not skimp on the grenadine or use a bottled lemon juice.
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
.25 oz Liber’s Real Grenadine
1.5 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange peel.