The Whiskey Sour cocktail is tasty and refreshing, but it must be consumed with care because the lemon juice from its ingredients can hide the high potency of the Bourbon whiskey; nevertheless, with its appealing presentation and ice cube coolness, it is a great beverage for all occasions.
The highball cocktail refers to a family of mixed drinks that have an alcohol base spirit and a larger part of non-alcoholic mixer; a good example is the Cuba Libre which is made using one part rum and three parts Cola, or the Scotch and Soda where whiskey is simply mixed with carbonated water.
The Rickey cocktail has one of the most interesting stories behind; it was created by a happenstance collaboration between a bartender and his regular customer, Colonel Joe Rickey, who enjoyed starting his mornings with a mixture of bourbon and sparkling water.
Sour cocktails are very interesting and refreshing because they all use in common lime or lemon juice in order to remove some of the harshness of the alcohols used in them; speaking of alcohol, the most common types used for sours are whiskey, bourbon, gin and brandy.
If you want to know how to prepare an Old-Fashion cocktail, it’s best to have a muddler, which is a very useful tool for crushing the sugar in the bitters before adding the ice and the bourbon whiskey that complete this classic recipe; the right glass is also essential, but generally any large glass will do.