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Time for a Drink: Whiskey Sour

[Photo: Jessica Leibowitz]

It ain't fancy, but that's a big part of its appeal. Because at the end of a long day--scratch that; long week--you don't always feel like challenging your palate, or even thinking about it very much. You just want a nice, easy drink, one that's as loyal and friendly as an old dog, that doesn't mind if you pad around the living room in your socks or lie back on the couch watching shows you'd never dare admit you enjoy. Who's it gonna tell, anyway?

It's Friday afternoon, and if you're lucky you've got about 60 hours before you have to think or speak for anybody else again. Time for the Whiskey Sour--the comfortable T-shirt of drinks.

About the author: Paul Clarke blogs about cocktails at The Cocktail Chronicles and writes regularly on spirits and cocktails for Imbibe magazine. He lives in Seattle, where he works as a writer and magazine editor.

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