Looking for a good whiskey drink but not in the mood for an all-booze preparation and tired of the same old (albeit thoroughly delicious) whiskey sour? Try this combination of bourbon, grapefruit and honey (with just a hint of lemon) for a very smooth way to kick off the weekend. This recipe makes two cocktails.
3 ounces kentucky bourbon
Eagle Rare is always my sure-thing when it comes to any whiskey sour variation.
2 ounces fresh red grapefruit juice
Red is not essential but it makes for a beautiful drink.
1 ounce 3:1 honey syrup
take one ounce very hot water and stir it into 3 ounces honey for a syrup that is thin enough to mix easily into a drink and keeps for a good long time in the fridge.
0.5 ounce fresh lemon juice
the original recipe does not call for lemon juice but I found that to be a touch too sweet - the lemon juice balances out the sweet without sacrificing the honey.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice and shake thoroughly until very cold.
Strain into chilled glasses.
Serve cold and up in chilled Nick & Nora glasses. Grapefruit twist optional.