Whiskey Sour Hour 2022

The Whiskey Sour - a true classic | STORK CLUB Whiskey Sour Hour 2022 & Participating Bars | Simple and Perfect - 3 Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipes & Instructions for Home | STORK CLUB Whiskey Sour in a bottle

A style icon of the cocktail world

The whiskey sour is one of the most popular cocktails in the world to this day. The refreshingly tart blend of whiskey, freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup is a delicious adult treat.
Creating the perfect balance in a three-ingredient cocktail (here we consider protein an optional ingredient) isn't that easy. The Whiskey Sour continues to be the benchmark when it comes to identifying a bar as a really good bar!

Whiskey Sour Hour 2022

The STORK CLUB Whiskey Sour Hour is a Germany-wide, week-long homage to one of the most famous style icons in the cocktail world: the whiskey sour. The kickoff is the "National Whiskey Sour Day" in the USA (26.8.2022).

During the campaign period from 26.08. - 03.09.2022 some of the best bars in Germany offer an exclusive whiskey sour menu with 3 different, delicious STORK CLUB whiskey sour variants.

Which bars are participating?

The Google Maps map displayed below shows you which bar in your area is participating in the STORK CLUB Whiskey Sour Hour.

P.S.: Do you want to be there with your bar? Send us an email to b.heuser@stork-club-whiskey.com by August 10th, 2022 with information about your bar.

Die Geschichte des Whiskey Sour

Der Whiskey Sour ist ein Stellvertreter einer ganzen Gattung von Cocktails: dem Sour. Andere populäre Vertreter der Gattung sind unter anderem die Margarita (Tequila, Orangenlikör, Limettensaft) sowie der Daiquiri (kubanischer Rum, Zuckersirup, Limettensaft). Sours sind immer geprägt von der Basisspirituose, sowie einer Säurequelle und einem Süßungsmittel.

Namentlich erwähnt wurde der Whiskey Sour bereits 1862 in Jerry Thomas’ „The Bartender’s Guide“ allerdings ist die Idee, Whiskey oder andere Spirituosen mit Zitronensaft und Zucker zu mischen, deutlich älter. Dieser Mix war bereits im 15. Jahrhundert bei Seefahrern „en vogue“ um mit dem Vitamin C der Zitronen dem Skorbut vorzubeugen. Erst beinahe 90 Jahre später tauchen die ersten Rezepturen mit einer Zutat auf, die heutzutage in Bars weit verbreitet ist: dem Eiweiß. Wird es bei einem Cocktail kräftig mitgeschüttelt, entwickelt es eine signifikante Schaumkrone und macht den Drink „fluffiger“.

Geschichtlich gesehen, benutzte man zu Zeiten Jerry Thomas' primär Rye Whiskey als Basis, denn das war der favorisierte American Whiskey seiner Zeit. Und da wir nun mal eine Rye Whiskey Destillerie sind, können wir euch Rye auch nur wärmstens ans Herz legen. Durch seine einzigartige Würze gibt Rye, gegenüber Bourbon, dem Whiskey Sour viel Tiefe & Profil.

HOW TO: WHISKEY SOUR

Whiskey Sour - Recipes & Instructions

How to Whiskey Sour? - Are you looking for an easy recipe for the perfect, delicious whiskey sour?
Here are a few tips and tricks so that you and your friends can mix the perfect whiskey sour at home, in just 7 simple steps !

HOW TO: WHISKEY SOUR - Classic

You can easily create the perfect classic whiskey sour with just three basic ingredients:

6 CL STORK CLUB Straight Rye Whiskey
3 CL lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 CL sugar syrup
Optional : 2 cl egg white

garnish: a lemon zest

1) Good whiskey

First you take a shaker and pour 6 CL STORK CLUB Straight Rye Whiskey into it.

As with cooking, the motto for cocktails is that one Drink can only ever be as good as its worst ingredient. So damn it, grab a decent whiskey for the whiskey sour – even if you don't have a STORK CLUB handy! ;-)

Replenish Rye Whiskey here

2) Fresh lemon juice

Next comes 3 cl lemon juice, freshly squeezed.

Never use anything other than freshly squeezed lemon juice!
No, no plastic lemons, no preserved organic -Lemon juice, no lime juice, only one currency counts: freshly squeezed lemon juice.


3) sugar syrup

Following this, pours 2 cl of sugar syrup into the shaker.

Pay attention to the balance of sweetness and acidity!
Sour is not fun in this case. If the Whiskey Sour is too sour, it will appear flat; if it is too sweet, you won't want a second one. And from a Whiskey Sour you should ALWAYS want a second one!

4) Egg White (Optional)

Traditionally, 2 CL of protein is also added.

If protein is shaken vigorously with a cocktail, it develops a significant head of foam and makes the drink "fluffier".

Alternatively, if you don't like protein in the cocktail, you can either omit it completely or use, for example, aquafaba made from chickpeas, protein powder for cocktails or other cocktail foamers.

5) Shake it

If you use egg white or a protein substitute, you should first shake the drink for a round without ice cubes (a so-called 'dry shake') until a nice froth forms.

6) Enough ice

Then you add the ice cubes and shake the whole thing until the drink is ice cold!

As with a good meal, the serving temperature is also decisive for the taste of a cocktail.

7) Serve & Enjoy

Finally, strain over fresh ice cubes into a tumbler glass, optionally garnish with a lemon zest and enjoy!

Cheers!

Whiskey Sour variants

A whiskey sour as a base leaves a lot of creative scope. In addition to the classic Whiskey Sour, we also recommend two other Whiskey Sour variants & recipes: the New Your Sour and the Smoky Whiskey Sour.

The New York Sour

6 CL STORK CLUB Rye Malt Whiskey
3 CL lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 CL sugar syrup
2 CL red wine

Optional: 2 CL protein

Preparation: Put all the ingredients except for the red wine in a shaker, fill with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a tumbler over fresh ice cubes. Then carefully pour the red wine over the drink so that a red layer forms.

To the rye malt

The Continental Sour

6 CL STORK CLUB Rye Malt Whiskey
3 CL Zitronensaft, frisch gepresst
2 CL Zuckersirup
2 CL Portwein (Empfehlung: Ferreira Ruby Port)

Optional: 2 CL Eiweiss

Zubereitung: Alle Zutaten bis auf den Rotwein in einen Shaker geben, mit Eiswürfel füllen und kraftvoll schütteln. Über frische Eiswürfel in ein Tumbler abseihen. Den Rotwein im Anschluss vorsichtig über den Drink geben, sodass sich eine rote Schicht bildet.

The Smoky Whiskey Sour

3 CL STORK CLUB Smoky Rye Whiskey
3 CL STORK CLUB Straight Rye Whiskey
3 CL lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 CL sugar syrup

Preparation: Put all ingredients in a shaker, fill with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

garnish: a lemon zest

To the smokey rye
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