April 21, 2012

Smoked Lemon Whiskey Sour

Lamentations & Libations

So, we’re going to call this cocktail hour “Lamentations & Libations”. We over at Headed Out West are bringing you a drink and a song to liven up your weekend. This weekend I’m making you a smoked lemon whiskey sour, because there isn’t a thing in this world a whiskey sour can’t fix. And with it I’m bringing you the band that introduced me to whiskey sours in the first place, Murder by Death.

But first. Lemons. Lots of lemons.

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Egg whites. They’re the viscous, protein rich, and sticky part of the egg. They’re good in omelettes, meringues, and macaroons. They’re also ideal for making an angel food cake at home. Which is what we’re here to talk about. Sure, they are easy to buy in the store, but why not make one yourself? Why not add some mint? And white chocolate and lime frosting? This is the cool-your-mouth-off dessert of summer. I know you’re going to love it.


This cake is light and minty. It’s refreshing. The perfect prescription for hot summer days. Serve it with some berries. Or by itself.

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