‘A Years of Grace cocktail makes a good party but not too good a party. The kind of party that no one would have blushed for in the Years of Grace.’
3 JIGGERS OF WHISKEY — SCOTCH OR RYE
2 JIGGERS OF LEMON JUICE
1 JIGGER OF ROCK CANDY SYRUP
ICE CRACKED VERY FINE
Practically Shaved as for Crème de Menthe — so the drink seems almost frappéed, and is very cold.
-from So Red the Nose
I can’t think of a more delightful way to spend summer evenings than sipping this icy drink on the patio while reading its namesake. Margaret Ayer Barnes’ creation is a version of the whiskey sour, which sounds kind of serious and masculine, but this one is actually a delicious blend of sweet and sour flavors, like really good lemonade or a perfect margarita. Continue reading