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Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour

Friday, November 25, 2016 7:43
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You guys… It’s so cold in here, I could cut glass.

I’m not even kidding.

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
It seems Winter hath arriveth, with great force and vengeance.

And in Vancouver, that means sopping wet, windy and dark.

The moisture just gets into the bone. And not in the sexy way.

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour Ingredients with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
I’ve taken to seeking refuge indoors, locked far away from the windows that make up one full wall of my apartment, with the heat cranked, and donning hand-knitted socks from this gem & sweaters that are so old and pilled and stretched out, they have no business being seen anywhere but the dark-by-4pm corners of my laundry room. With the door firmly closed.

TMI: Sometimes I feel the same way about my vagina.

Uhhh…. Awkward…?

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour Ingredients with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
Basically I’m just trying to keep cozy and not freeze my nipples off. Or have them poke an eye out. Because let’s be honest – when it’s this chilly and you have girls as – ahem, ample – as mine,  it’s a real risk.

Much like having trouble finding dresses that fit in the waist, the bust AND the ass. Or accidentally recreating a scene from Baywatch while on vacation. Or letting one slip out in an unfortunate wardrobe-malfunction to get free french fries at the drive-thru, at 3am, after consuming oceans of whiskey.

Totally hypothetical, by the way.

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour Cocktail with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
I’ve also stored away the Summer Mint Cucumber & Smoky Jalapeneo Margaritas , Gin Old Fashioneds and Sparkling Rhubarb Shrubs in favour of more cozy drinks like the Winter Wonderjam Whiskey Smash, Fire Cider Hot Toddy and Nog-Casian.

Oh yeah! And today’s recipe: A maple whiskey sour with sage simple syrup.

Cozy? Hell yeah. Boozy? You betcha. Likely to land you in one of the afore mentioned precarious situations? It’s entirely possible.

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour Cocktail with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
Cozy is clearly the over-arching theme of this post. That, and inappropriate jokes about my breasts. And it was inspired by a group of bloggers I consider dear friends. The Connecting Over Cocktails club (#FBCConnectingOverCocktails). These peeps got mad skillz and I’m so grateful they’re part of our community. I really do have the best friends in the world – they’re supportive, talented, inspiring, challenge me to do and be better both on the blog and in life, and best of all, like to socialize over 1 (or 8) drinks. And I’m thrilled to share their “cozy” concoctions with you here today as well. Feel free to rub up against them – I do. They like it. 

Christmas Cocktails: Cozy Maple Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe with Sage Simple Syrup - She Eats
Other “Cozy” Connecting Over Cocktails Recipes #FBCConnectingOverCocktails
(if links aren’t yet active, please revisit them later today – we’re all in different time zones so there may be a slight delay…)

Caramel Apple Sangria | Dana @ Killing Thyme

Vanilla Pomegranate Mulled Wine | Justine @ Justine Celina

Foamy Blanket: Rum Nog Sour | Jared @ The Hesitant Chef

Night Heron | Sean @ Diversivore

Winter Spice Maple Infused Hot Toddy | Jen @ Mud On Her Boots

Sinful Boozy Orange Hot Chocolate | Cassie @ Crumb Kitchen

And if you want to cozy up to my ass (literally or figuratively), find me on Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter or Facebook. I’d love to have a drink with ya! And so would my ass. Though steer clear of my tatas – you’ve been justly warned.

Maple Whiskey Sour with sage simple syrup

Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
For the Sage Simple Syrup
  1. 1 C water
  2. 3/4 C pure maple syrup
  3. 1/2 C fresh sage leaves
For the Cocktail
  1. 2 1/2 shots bourbon whiskey
  2. 1 shot sage simple syrup
  3. 1 shot fresh lemon juice (approximately 1 juicy lemon)
  4. 1 egg white
  5. Ice
For the Garnish
  1. Lemon zest
  2. Optional: Bourbon Soaked Cherries
Make the Sage Simple Syrup
  1. Place all ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat on the stove. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Strain into a clean non-reactive container (i.e. a mason jar) and keep for up to 1 week in the fridge.
Make the Cocktail
  1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mason jar. Cover tightly. Shake for 30 seconds as fast and as hard as you can. Be careful if using a mason jar that you don’t break the glass with the ice.
  2. Strain into rocks or coupe glasses and garnish with a strip of lemon zest and if using, a bourbon cherry.
  1. When slicing the zest off your lemon, make sure you remove any white pith on the under-belly of the zest – it’s very bitter and you don’t want to drink that.
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Kristy Gardner
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