Spokane Sour


I’ve never been a big fan of casual Fridays.  The idea of taking things down a notch, dress-wise, just never clicked with me.  On the contrary, I enjoy partaking in fancy Fridays.  The end of the work week is cause for celebration!  Dress up for it!


Cocktails of all sorts just scream “fancy”.  I view the creation of cocktails like a magic trick: I’m curious how it happens, but I know that finding out would ruin it for me.  Nonetheless, it’s good to know how to make a few basic cocktails, just in case you find yourself playing mixologist at your own soiree.  The present beverage puts a snazzy twist on the classic whiskey sour, and the red float on top is sure to impress all of your friends.  Despite its complex appearance, it’s very simple to make.  This fact can be our little secret.  Have fun being fancy!

DSCN1854Spokane Sour

Adapted from Bon Appetit

Makes 1 Drink


2 oz bourbon

1 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz orange syrup

1 oz red wine (something bold and oak-y, like a Cabernet Sauvignon blend)


cocktail shaker


rocks glass

To Make the Spokane Sour:

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full of ice.  Pour the bourbon, lemon juice, and orange syrup over ice.  Cover the shaker, and shake for about 30 seconds.  Strain the liquid our of the shaker, and pour over ice into a rocks glass.  To top off the drink, slowly and gently pour the wine over the back of a spoon so that it floats on the top of the glass.  That’s it!  Enjoy!


One thought on “Spokane Sour

  1. Totally agree on the Casual Friday thing–I thought I was the only one that really preferred to dress up. I am usually slightly overdressed for everything I go to…but I don’t see it as a problem. 🙂

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