The Scotch Sour is an obvious rendition of the popular Whiskey Sour and is one that may not be quite as familiar, but is certainly one to know as some Scotch drinkers have a keen taste for it. The interesting part of most Scotch Sour recipes is that they skip the simple syrup, which is vital in the "whiskey" version. Personally, I do see how skipping the sweetness makes this sour better, there can easily be too much going on with the more complex Scotches. Then again, some of the peatier ones need a little softening. Also, take care not to go overboard on the lemon.
- 1 1/2 oz blended Scotch whisky
- 3/4 oz lemon juice