I was thrilled when Annie from The Story of My Life, asked to team up on a blog post. After a few text messages back and forth, we decided to make my mom’s Whiskey Sour Recipe. You see, Annie is my niece and a family recipe from long ago was perfect! This retro cocktail is worthy of SOML and Sock Box 10. I hope you enjoy the post.
Anne Marie (#2 #1) and Her Blog
I have to start with a little introduction to Anne Marie and her blog. Anne Marie took off after high school and headed west for college. Even though she has remained out west and now as far west as you can get (California) her appreciation for family and the small town she grew up in is still very much at her core and you can see it in her writing. Now I’ll add that her blog consists of real life stories as they relate to fashion, fitness, and dating, and even though the stories are sometimes very hard for her parents to read and often cringe just at the titles, they are real.
The age difference between Anne Marie and myself will forever be almost 30 years. Yes, that’s a gap, but when it’s niece and aunt, that gap can shrink especially when you’re both blogging and admitting that there are things in life to be figured out, no matter what age. Maybe I’m looking through “rose” colored glasses or maybe thinking about my younger self and my grown children, but there is so much we can learn from each other no matter how old or how it’s written and presented.
Anne Marie is the epitome of a girly girl. In the few moments, we had together after mixing, tasting, and shooting we were able to cover topics that included eyebrows, hair color, and family. We were talking fast! I only wish we had more time to talk business. Yes, Anne Marie, you are the Carrie Bradshaw of the West and working full time and blogging is a lot of work, but you’re a great writer, and your voice is needed so keep on keepin’ on!!!
Whiskey Sour Recipe
I think it’s funny that this is the second drink posted with my mom’s name associated with it. The first one was the Bourbon Whiskey Slush recipe. You’ll notice that both involve whiskey and both, in my opinion, are quintessential cocktails of the 50’s and 60’s. My mom would have an occasional drink and preferred them to be sweet, so for her having the right party drinks was all about hospitality. I’m sure she’s looking down on me saying, “Rosie, people are going to think I drank all the time”. We know better.
The recipe takes no time to mix and includes minimal ingredients.
- Frozen Orange Juice
- Frozen Lemonade
- Powdered Sugar
All the ingredients are mixed in a large bowl or jar. After the ingredients are assembled you top the drink with 7-UP to make a gallon. So, if you’re having a party, you can wait and add the 7-Up right before you serve. The Fizz is the perfect touch!
How Do You Do Your Tasting?
This picture is priceless. It was time to taste and I handed Anne Marie a small measuring cup. I thought she’d die. I guess some people use spoons, but a real taste is just a little more than a spoonful. What do you think? I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting my niece and we hope you’ll try the Whiskey Sour Recipe or share with someone who has a party on the horizon.
Thanks for stopping by, Rose
- 1 large 12 oz frozen orange juice
- 2 large 12 oz frozen lemonades
- 1 cup of powdered sugar dissolved in 12 oz water. Fill an empty juice container with water and dissolve the powdered sugar.
- 2 empty juice containers filled with whiskey. Fill an empty juice container with whiskey twice.
- 1 empty juice container of water.
- Orange and lemon slices for garnish
- Dissolve the powdered sugar with the can of water.
- Add all the ingredients to a gallon jar and stir.
- Add enough 7-UP to fill the gallon jar.
- If making in advance, add chilled 7-UP before serving.
- Pour over ice and garnish with fruit and a cherry.
- Please remember to drink responsibly and ENJOY!