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Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour

Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour
  March 28, 2024

Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour

Looking for a unique and delightful twist on the classic Whiskey Sour? Look no further than the Yuzu Whiskey Sour! This recipe incorporates the vibrant citrus notes of yuzu, a Japanese fruit, to create a refreshingly tart and balanced cocktail.

Ingredients:

2 ounces Japanese Whiskey (preferably a blend or a lighter-bodied single malt)

1 ounce Fresh Yuzu Juice (or 1 ounce fresh lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon yuzu kosho paste)

3/4 ounce Simple Syrup

1 Egg White (optional, for a frothy texture)

Yuzu Twist (for garnish)

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Instructions:

Chill your glass: Place a coupe or coupe glass in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Separate the egg white (optional): If using egg white, carefully separate it from the yolk, ensuring no yolk contaminates the white.

Combine liquids: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the whisky, yuzu juice (or lime juice and yuzu kosho paste), simple syrup, and egg white (if using).

Shake it up: Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds until well chilled and frothy (if using egg white).

Strain and serve: Double strain (using a fine-mesh strainer) the cocktail into the chilled coupe glass.

Garnish time: Express the oils from a yuzu twist by twisting it over the drink and discarding the peel. Add the twist to the glass for an elegant touch.

Tips:

Fresh yuzu juice is ideal for the most vibrant flavor. If unavailable, freshly squeezed lime juice with a touch of yuzu kosho paste (a paste made with yuzu, chilies, and salt) can be a substitute.

Adjust the amount of simple syrup to your preference. Start with 3/4 ounce and add more for a sweeter drink.

Omit the egg white for a lighter and more citrus-forward cocktail.

Experiment with different Japanese whiskies to discover your favorite flavor profile. A blend or a lighter single malt works well in this recipe.

Feeling adventurous? Add a dash of Angostura bitters for a touch of complexity.

The Yuzu Whisky Sour is a delightful departure from the ordinary sour recipe. The bright citrus notes of yuzu perfectly complement the smooth character of the whisky, creating a truly refreshing and sophisticated cocktail. So, raise a glass and experience the delightful twist that yuzu brings to this classic drink!