During her appearance on Late Night, Garten and Meyers made her favorite cocktail — a whiskey sour.
The recipe for Fresh Whiskey Sours can be found on the Barefoot Contessa website and features just a handful of ingredients for the perfectly tart cocktail.
- 3/4 cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2/3 cup simple sugar syrup
- Maraschino cherries
Combine the whiskey, lemon and lime juice, and syrup in a pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and add part of the cocktail mixture. Shake the cocktail for 30 seconds and pour into a glass filled with ice, then top with a cherry. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Garten prefers using lemons and limes rather than the traditional sour mix for a fresher tasting cocktail.