Cocktails // Plum+Ginger Whiskey Sour

I'm not going to lie, I wouldn't consider myself a cocktail connoisseur.  I like my wine too much to stray.  Perhaps it's the Christmas records playing non-stop that have inspired me to experiment with a festive cocktail though.  There's something about the idea of drinking cocktails and listening to Christmas that just seems SO right together.  Also, we entertain a lot during the Christmas season, it's one of my favourite things.  When we have people over I love having pre-made cocktails ready to pick up upon arrival to start the evening off with a cheers (and stress-free on the part of the hosts - us).  With a lot of help from James we came up with a simple, festive cocktail recipe to kick start the holiday season.  P.S. You'll probably catch us drinking these over the weekend as we deck the halls!

Plum Ginger Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 4 x Ripe Plums
  • 1 x 1" Piece of Ginger
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Water

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on your stove top.  Bring to a gentle simmer.  Simmer uncovered for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally.  Strain.  Allow to cool completely before using in your cocktail.  This recipe make enough for quite a few cocktails.  The remainder can be stored in a jar in your fridge for up to 1 month.

Ingredients per Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Plum Ginger Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 x Egg White
  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • 2 x Ice Cubes
  • 1 Piece Candied Ginger (Garnish)
  • 1 Plum Wedge (Garnish)

Add first 4 ingredients to your cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds.  This will cause the egg to froth.  Next, open your shaker and add a few cubes of ice.  Shake a few times to chill.  Pour into a coup.  Garnish with 1 piece of candied ginger and a plum wedge on a cocktail stick.  Enjoy!  Cheers!