The pivotal ingredient in a superb whiskey sour is the lemon and, accordingly, we planted a second lemon tree just for this cocktail. Fresh lemons have incredibly flavorful oils in their rind that quickly disappear as the lemons age after being picked. But when you’re able to capture them fresh, the flavors of a seemingly everyday lemon are quite extraordinary. Orange bitters give another layer of flavor to this classic cocktail. Make your own bitters or find a store-bought favorite to keep on hand. The book
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