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Ina Garten's Fancy Whiskey Sour Upgrade
Whiskey sours date back to 1862, when the first recipe appeared in Jerry Thomas' classic "Bartender's Guide." Composed of whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and an optional egg white, this cocktail is a classic that is great when made simply, but more fun when customized, and celeb chef Ina Garten offers her own twist.
Whiskey sours are traditionally garnished with an orange slice or maraschino cherry, but Garten kicks things up a notch by adding dried cherries soaked in bourbon. To prepare these unique garnishes, combine 1/2 a cup of dried cherries in a small bowl with four ounces of bourbon, and microwave for 60 seconds.
After your drink is prepared, thread three or four marinated cherries on a cocktail skewer and add it to your glass. Garten notes that this warm and fruity garnish is her favorite because she likes to drink her sours in the wintertime, and you can also try adding red wine or hot peppers, as recommended by