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.


The Whiskey Sweetheart