This take on a classic whiskey sour uses marmalade in lieu of simple syrup to sweeten the mix. The extra citrus flavor and chewy bits of orange peel will convert any neophyte to the magic of this versatile drink. Prep Time: 5 minutes.
6 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. bourbon or rye whiskey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
How to Make It
In a pitcher or 2-pint measuring cup, dissolve orange marmalade in 3/4 cup hot water. Stir in bourbon and lemon juice. Fill six 8- to 12-oz. glasses with ice and pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup cocktail mixture into each glass, making sure each serving gets some of the orange peel that settles at the bottom of the mixture. Serve marmalade sours immediately.
This was a nice, different way to enjoy a whiskey sour. I found that my guests that enjoyed it the most were not true bourbon drinkers, however. They found the drink a bit sweet, but would never order bourbon with sweet/sour mix anyway.
This is a nice change from the typical sour drink. It doesn't seem as bitter as using a sweet/sour mix and the orange is a nice, non-overbearing flavor. The only problem i have with it is that it seems like a bit much to do for a whiskey drink. Prep time was nothing, but it'd be much easier to just grab a bottle of mix instead of going out of your way to make it.
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