Delight all of your guests with this make-ahead, batch cocktail recipe for Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours!
Need an easy batch cocktail for your Big Game party? I’ve got you covered. These Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours are simple, seasonal and totally refreshing, especially when paired with some deliciously indulgent game day food.
Meyer lemons are in season right now, and they are such a treat in this cocktail. For those of you who’ve never enjoyed a meyer lemon, they are a cross between a mandarin orange and a regular lemon. The rumor mill claims you can eat these like regular fruit as they are sweeter than your average lemon. I’m not sold on that idea (still too much pucker for my taste), but they do make an excellent addition to the sour portion of these Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours.
Juice your lemons and limes the morning of your party and combine with simple syrup in a pitcher. Before your guests arrive, either add the whiskey to the pitcher or set out the bottle for folks to add to their own cocktails. Waaay low maintenance for you and fun for your guests.
Sounds like a winning party to me.
Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours
- 3/4 cup fresh meyer lemon juice
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 1 1/4 cups whiskey
- Ice cubes
- Maraschino cherries
- Combine juices, simple syrup and whiskey in a small pitcher. Stir gently. Fill low ball glasses with ice and divide cocktail evenly among glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. Feel free to tweak the amount of whiskey, too, based on your personal preference.
You can purchase simple syrup or easily make your own by combining equal amounts of water and sugar in a small pan and heating until the sugar is melted. Cool the syrup before using. It will last for several weeks in the fridge.