I've had this idea for a Valentine's themed cocktail since the beginning of the year. I knew I wanted it to be pretty and of course, pink! I love whiskey sours, but wanted to make something sweeter for the holiday of love. I decided to make my version, sweet and pink, but of course still have the egg white frothiness that I love! I think most people think of wine and champagne as being the ultimate booze of romance on Valentine's Day -- but I thought, what about the people who want a pretty and fun cocktail? Well, here it is, the Whiskey Sweetheart made with pink lemonade and a little bit of Maraschino cherry syrup to give it that hue of blushing cheeks. I used Maker's Mark for the recipe, but you can use whatever your little heart desires!
I personally loved how it turned out, but I tend to lean on the sweeter side of things, so warning, it IS very SWEET! But, the lemonade adds a nice zip of sour. If you'd like, you can also add fresh squeezed lemon juice to tone down the cherry flavor.