Whisky Stone Sour
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Whisky Stone Sour
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The Whisky Stone Sour is a classic twist on the traditional sour cocktail, providing a harmonious blend of tart and sweet flavors. This drink combines the warmth of whiskey with ... more The Whisky Stone Sour is a classic twist on the traditional sour cocktail, providing a harmonious blend of tart and sweet flavors. This drink combines the warmth of whiskey with the zesty kick of citrus from orange juice, and is balanced out with the complexity of sour mix. Its presentation in a lowball glass is often garnished with a maraschino cherry to add a touch of sweetness and a pop of color. A favorite among those who appreciate sour cocktails with a fruity note, the Whisky Stone Sour offers a refreshing taste that is both bold and inviting.
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Cocktail cherry
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9.23% | 1.8 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Whisky Stone Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a lowball glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry before serving

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake a Whisky Stone Sour to ensure its flavor is well-blended?

To properly shake a Whisky Stone Sour, first fill a shaker with ice cubes. Then add 45ml of whiskey, 60ml of orange juice, and 90ml of sour mix to the shaker. Secure the lid or shaker top tightly. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on each piece) and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This action chills the drink and mixes the ingredients thoroughly, ensuring a uniformly cold and flavorful cocktail. Finally, strain the mixture into a lowball glass.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Whisky Stone Sour compare to a standard glass of wine?

The alcohol content of a Whisky Stone Sour is approximately 9.23%. In comparison, a standard glass of wine (5 ounces) typically has an alcohol content of about 12%. This means that the Whisky Stone Sour is slightly lower in alcohol content than wine, making it a somewhat lighter option for those looking to moderate their alcohol intake.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What kind of glass should I use for serving a Whisky Stone Sour, and does the glass type make a difference?

A Whisky Stone Sour is traditionally served in a lowball glass, also known as an Old Fashioned glass. The choice of glass can indeed make a difference, as the lowball glass provides the perfect size for the volume of the drink while also promoting easy sipping and allowing the aroma of the whiskey and citrus to be appreciated. Using the recommended glass type enhances both the presentation and the enjoyment of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of whiskey in a Whisky Stone Sour, and how might it affect the taste?

Yes, you can substitute different types of whiskey in a Whisky Stone Sour, such as bourbon, rye, or Scotch whisky. Each type of whiskey brings its own flavor profile to the cocktail, potentially altering its taste. Bourbon will add a slightly sweeter and fuller flavor, rye brings spicy and fruity notes, and Scotch whisky introduces a smoky or peaty element, depending on the variety. The choice of whiskey can significantly influence the overall flavor of the drink, allowing for customization according to personal preference.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What types of food pair well with a Whisky Stone Sour?

The Whisky Stone Sour, with its mix of whiskey, orange juice, and sour mix, pairs well with a variety of foods. Its citrusy and slightly sweet notes make it an excellent match for grilled meats like steak or pork, enhancing the savory flavors. It also complements spicy dishes, as the sour and sweet aspects of the cocktail can balance the heat. For a lighter option, consider pairing it with a crisp salad dressed in a citrus vinaigrette, which mirrors the cocktail's bright flavors.

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