This Maple Cider Whiskey Sour is a timeless classic with an autumnal twist. What a perfect cocktail to serve your guests during Thanksgiving festivities!
Not a fan of whiskey? Try our Cognac Sour!
When my husband and I were young and newly married we got befriended by an elderly British couple, who introduced us to the world of entertaining.
At their house you’d be always be offered a pre-dinner aperitif, the European custom we adopted and embraced wholeheartedly.
Nowadays whenever I plan a holiday menu, I always think of a perfect cocktail to complement my dishes. This year my husband and I played with the classic whiskey sour to go along our autumnal Thanksgiving menu.
The base for this drink is the classic whiskey sour, which consists of whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup with an addition of some egg white.
What can be more reminiscent of the fall and harvest than apples and maple syrup?!! With that in mind we decided to incorporate those ingredients into our holiday cocktail.
We replaced simple syrup with maple syrup, then topped our shaken with ice maple whisky sour with dry hard apple cider.
To create a frothy top we added an egg white. If you are not comfortable with adding a raw egg white into your drink, substitute with pasteurised egg whites. Those are available in most supermarkets.
Our Selection of Classic Cocktails with a Twist:
Maple Cider Whiskey Sour
- 3.5 oz/100ml whiskey
- 1 oz/30ml lemon juice
- ⅔ oz/20ml maple syrup
- 1 egg white
- ice cubes
- hard apple cider to top the glass such as Strong Bow
- In a cocktail shaker combine the whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup and the egg white. Shake with no ice for 20 seconds. The egg white will build pressure, so make sure the top of your shaker is secure.
- Add 6-7 ice cubes and shake until the cocktail shaker is too cold to hold. Pour into two chilled cocktail glasses. Top with hard apple cider.