Celebrate National Whiskey Sour Day with Basil Hayden’s

Typically, we prefer to take our whiskey neat or not at all. But when National Whiskey Sour Day comes along (Tuesday, August 25), we find ourselves opting to indulge in a little something different.

The simple, yet sophisticated whiskey sour has been around for a really long time, dating back to over a century ago. While there have been endless variations of the recipe through the ages, Basil Hayden’s offers a pretty damn delightful one.

Using its mild 80 proof, full-bodied rye bourbon, the Basil Hayden’s Maple Sour is the ideal way to show your respect for the whiskey sour.

The peppery, smoky flavors of this bourbon, combined with a hint of honey sweetness, make this cocktail absolutely delicious. If you needed a reason to appreciate whiskey, this is it.

So, in honor of National Whiskey Sour Day, try this classic cocktail Basil Hayden’s style.

Basil Hayden’s® Maple Sour
Created by Jason Stevens (Austin, TX)

1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ parts Tawny Port
¼ part Grade B Maple Syrup
½ part Lemon Juice
1 heavy dash Bittermen’s Molé Bitters
Lemon Wheel

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Shake for 15 seconds and double strain into a double Old Fashioned glass with ice.
3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.

Basil Hayden’s is a small-batch label from the Jim Beam Family. Check out more cocktail recipes here