Whiskey Sour

Text and Recipe Courtesy of Chris Davis

Each spirit suggests a cocktail to which it is best suited, and I've found that Easy Eight Unoaked Oat Whiskey is the ideal centerpiece for a Whiskey Sour.  Light and airy, this Stone Barn Brandyworks offering is the idyllic contemporary spirit for this timeless drink- creating a refreshing cocktail for a warm summer afternoon.  The Whiskey Sour is one of the classic cocktails informed by citrus juice.  This perennial favorite dates from the 1870's, making it one of the earliest- and best- concoctions to emerge from the post-Civil War period of sweet and fruity experimentation. 

2 parts Easy Eight Unoaked Oat Whiskey
1 part lemon juice
1/2 part simple syrup
1 luxardo maraschino cherry
twist of lemon peel

Combine the oat whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and ice in a cocktail shaker.  Shake until you arms tire, and then shake some more, as this will provide an exquisite effervescent release of aromas that is well worth the effort.  Pour into a cocktail glass and garish with cherry and lemon twist.