The Elevated Craft Team
For this week's Friday Buzz we invite you to try the 1870 Sour. Dominic Venegas crafted the 1870 Sour as a fresh spin on the traditional Whiskey Sour. The 1870 Sour pays tribute to the first-ever Whiskey Sour recipe published in 1870 in the Waukesha Plain Dealer, a Wisconsin paper. This modern version of the drink features maple syrup and blueberry jam, which gives the cocktail a unique sweetness and extra depth.
(Originally published 3/10/23)
2 oz. Whiskey -- We used Westward Single Malt
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¾ oz. Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Blueberry Jam
1 Egg White or Vegan Alternative
1 oz. Tawny Port or Red Wine of Choice
Fresh Blueberries for garnish
Combine all ingredients except for red wine in your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker.
Dry shake for 30 seconds, twist the small lid to relieve the pressure, then add large ice and shake for an additional 15-20 seconds.
Strain into your Hybrid Cocktail Glass.
Over the back of a barspoon, gently pour the Tawny Port or Red Wine into the cocktail.
Garnish with Fresh Blueberries.
Different whiskeys change the flavor profile of the classic whiskey sour, so experiment with the spirit and see what you like. Also, consider using a 100 proof whiskey or rye if you like a boozier taste.