Today is National Whiskey Sour Day. There's just something so sophisticated and refreshing about a well-made, old school cocktail like a sour.
I made a batch last night, and they were so delicious.
I started with some turbinado sugar, water, and lemons.
I added a cup of turbinado sugar to a cup of boiling water, then added the juice of three lemons. I put the lemon simple syrup in the refrigerator to chill for a couple of hours.
When cocktail hour arrived, I filled lowball glasses with crushed ice and one part of the lemon simple syrup to two parts. Maker's Mark, then garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherries.