Quick, fresh, ridiculously easy version of a whiskey sour, nothing but Meyer lemon juice, orange juice, honey, and bourbon.
By Bowen Close
We’re in Portland at the moment, staying with an aunt and uncle, and those aunt and uncle have a beautiful Meyer lemon tree hanging heavy with fruit at the moment. So to start off last night’s family dinner, Brett and I whipped up a quick, fresh, ridiculously easy version of a whiskey sour, nothing but Meyer lemon juice, orange juice, honey, and bourbon. It was tart and sweet and delicious, a perfect reminder of spring.
- 1½ ounces bourbon
- ½ ounce Meyer lemon juice
- ½ ounce orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
- ½ tsp. honey (or more to taste)
- Stir or shake together all ingredients. If shaking, strain into a cocktail glass over ice. If stirring, mix everything together before adding ice, or else it will be more difficult to dissolve the honey.
Bowen Close believes that food should make people happy and healthy, and loves bringing together people with creative, delicious food made from the heart. She loves making farm-inspired, flavorful dishes with sustainable ingredients - whether that's a big plate of roasted veggies, a towering chocolate layer cake, or a cocktail utilizing backyard ingredients - and collects recipes and other food-related stories on her website, Bowen Appétit. She is a chef, cooking instructor, and food writer living in Southern California with her husband and fully stocked pantry.