This whiskey sour has honeyed meyer lemons in it that you can eat, rinds and all. Definitely use an organic meyer lemon and the best local honey you can find for this drink. Meyer lemons are a cross between an orange and a lemon, making them sweeter. I like to keep these honeyed meyer lemons around to just nibble on or put in my tea. Just remember to eat them within 4 days if you want them to stay fresh!
Honeyed Meyer Lemons
3 organic meyer lemons
Wash the lemons well with warm water and slice them thin. In a narrow jar, put down a layer of honey, cover with honey, and repeat. Let sit overnight for the juices to come out.
Honey Whiskey Sour
1 oz whiskey
0.5 oz pear liquor or triple sec
1 oz lemon honey juice
2.5 oz sparkling water
basil for garnish (optional)
Combine the whiskey, pear liquor, lemon honey juice, and ice in a shaker and shake. Strain into a glass, top with the sparkling water, basil, and a slice of honeyed lemon. If you want to substitute the whiskey with some gin, definitely include the basil!