Every year around the holidays our family makes frozen whiskey sours. The recipe is written on an old 3×5 card, smudged, folded, with bent corners. The jars used to freeze the mix are old peanut butter jars – at least 25 years old – with wide mouths, sealed with wax paper under the lids. These two elements are family standards – if the jars and the recipe card aren’t there, then the recipe simply can’t be made.
I’ve never understood why we make this recipe during the holidays when it’s cold, but it’s one of those family things that just “is”. Well this year, I’m changing it up. It’s hot here in Atlanta; really hot. The heat index has been over 100 every day. And I decided that there was no better time for frozen whiskey sours than a steamingly hot Atlanta summer day.
So without further ado .. here is this deceptively simple, amazingly yummy summer drink.
[print_this]Frozen Whiskey Sours
- 1 12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 12-14 oz good quality whiskey (don’t cheap out – this drink is all about the whiskey)
- 36 oz club soda
- 1 tbsp sugar (optional – I leave it out, but some people like the additional sweetness)
Mix all the ingredients together in a large jar and freeze until slushy. I try to make these the night before they’re needed so they have a good 12+ hours to freeze.
Serve in rocks glasses, garnished with a twist of lemon. Makes approx 1/2 gallon or about 10 6oz drinks.[/print_this]