In Christopher Swann’s Shadow of the Lions, main character Matthias Glass downs whiskey sours at his alma mater’s football game to try and drown his sorrows over losing his roommate years ago. He eventually gets one thrown in his face by an ex-girlfriend. Despite Matthias’s woes, the Whiskey Sour remains a classic citrus summer cocktail. William Grant & Sons encourages everyone to celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day on August 25. Hudson Whiskey’s Four Grain Bourbon, aged in petite new American oak barrels for more wood contact, gives this drink depth, character and a warm, soothing finish—exactly what Matthias was looking for.
2 parts of Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
3/4 part of fresh lemon juice
3/4 part of simple syrup
Shake with ice and strain over ice in a rocks glass.
Recipe and photo courtesy of William Grant & Sons.