Bottoms UP, one shot bourbon, on the rocks or straight from the bottle! According to Liquor.com, let me quote ” Bourbon & American Whiskey’s roots go back to the late 1700s, when westbournd British, Irish and Scottish settlers started making whiskey in Kentucky. In 1964, the US Congress established federal regulations for producing the spirit. All American whiskeys are distilled from a fermented mash (mixture) of cereal grain and water without any coloring or flavoring additives. Unlike Scotch or cognac, American whiskey must by law be aged in new, charred oak barrels and no more than 160-proof (80% alcohol by volume). In order to be classified as “straight” whiskey, it must be aged for at least two years and unblended. American whiskey’s entail: rye, rye malt, malt, wheat, bourbon, corn, and Tennessee whiskey, which is a special classification of Bourbon. Bourbon must be made from a mash that is at least 51% corn. The rest of the mash is made up of rye, wheat and/or malted barley. While most bourbon today is still made in Kentucky, it can legally be made anywhere in the United States. The spirit’s beautiful amber color comes from the wood that it’s aged in for at least two years while the alcohol by volume climbs to a minimum of 40% (80-proof) before bottling.” <end quote. You can go there to read more and to pick up some fantastic recipes, some are my favorites!
For the sake of this tho, let’s focus on the bourbon! This one is super strong, just like the real stuff! Show some respect for it and you will go very far! If you use too much, you will discover one of it’s quirks, chocolate, and then chemicals with mutations (there goes the zombies!) With the bourbon, I know by experience, 1 drop .02 grams in 30ml is a good start, 2 drops .04 grams is really pushing your luck, and 3 drops .06 grams will show you a chocolate chemical taste, so yes, go easy with this, alright!
Onto my recipe! Let me see what I have for everyone.. 😉
Whiskey Sours 30ml
2 drops .04 grams Bourbon
6 drops .12 grams Lemonade
6 drops .12 grams Rainier Cherry
6 drops .12 grams Sour Apple**
2 drops .08 grams Lime Wedge**
4 drops .08 grams Sweetness
Whiskey Sours are one of my favs, both for vaping and as a cocktail. Relaxing, especially those late night times to kick back!
Here I used not only the original recipe idea, I spiked it with a sour apple for the bitter, and lime wedge for a contrast, those are optional, make one with and one without, to see what you like! Enjoy! 🙂