In honour of Father’s Day, I’m combining a few different inspirations, flavours and spirits that I think any Dad would love. You can skip on the gift this year, because I’m sure that he’ll love a personal mixologist for the day!
Something you have to know about my dad is…he doesn’t drink. Not much anyway. The odd beer would occur, and I mean MAYBE once a year, but alcohol was never really around the house. Now how did I get into mixology? Well that’s a story for another time.
Now some of my favourite memories with my dad was actually watching The Simpson. And that got me thinking about Homer, and Duff Beer. Since I love experimenting with Beer-tails (Beer+Cocktail), I thought this would be a fun way to combine both concepts into one!
I wanted this Father’s Day to be stress free, with a quick and easy recipe. Plus, it’s a cocktail concept that most people either know and/or love which is a WHISKY SOUR!
This cocktail combines one of my favourite Canadian Whisky’s in the market Signal Hill, an IPA Beer Reduction, with fresh lemon and egg whites. There’s a reason why everyone loves a Whisky Sour, and I’m dressing it up with that slight bitter, hops taste that will pleasantly surprise the masses.
Father’s Day Whisk-Beer Sour
Be a personal mixologist for Father's Day and whip up this tasty treat! Combining Canadian Whisky, fresh lemon juice, IPA Beer Reduction with bitters!
– Difficulty: Intermediate
- 1.5 oz Signal Hill Whisky
- 1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2/3 oz IPA Beer Reduction *
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 Egg White
In a shaker, add all the ingredients listed and give this a DRY shake (without ice). Shake vigorously (approximately 30 seconds).
Now add ice to your shaker and shake once more until the shaker is too cold to handle.
Strain into Double Old Fashioned Glass filled with ice.
*To whip up the IPA Beer Reduction, simply take a can of your favourite IPA, add equal parts sugars (so if you pour a 375ml Can, add 375 ml of sugar), bring to a boil and simmer until the volume is cut by half.