Decades of half-hearted drinks with chemical-tasting sour mix may have hurt the whiskey sour's image.
The whiskey sour is a simple, well-balanced treat and historical jewel.
The whiskey sour is a sour drink, like the daiquiri and margarita.
Sour beverages are the predecessors of the modern cocktail, dating to the 1600s.
Difford's Guide says sour drinks like the whiskey sour and daiquiri are the genuine measure of a competent bartender.
Sour drinks evolved on Atlantic-crossing navy ships. Eight Oaks Distillery claims sailors used alcohol because fresh water was scarce.