Taste (5/10) – Watery. Too much ice. Not bad though. You can really taste the whiskey. Has a harsh aftertaste
Presentation (3/5) – Half garnished. Nice straw color, though tending towards green.
Balance (3/5) – More sour than anything. They use fresh lime and lemon juice in their sour mix… I can taste that. The whiskey helps, but then so does the water.
Correctness (3/5) – No egg white, no orange slice, and they use limes in their sour mix.
Delivery (x/x) – N/A, I wasn’t able to sit at the bar or watch the bartender at work.
Total (14/25) – Average. It might have been a few points higher if I had been able to interact with the bartender. Not a bad whiskey sour, not a good whiskey sour. About what I’ve come to expect from most bars here in Yolo.
Thoughts – As you can see from the picture above, Father Paddy’s cocktail menu has an actual Whiskey Sour on it! One that includes egg whites! If you’re going to have a Whiskey Sour at Paddy’s this would be the one to order. The whiskey in it is a little higher quality and they throw some bitters on the top. It’s tasty! The egg white though will cost you about $6.50. Or maybe that’s the better whiskey. Wish places would just make corrects drinks when you order them!
The Laughing Owl, known to the Maori as the Whekau, was a flying bird endemic to the islands of New Zealand (two subspecies, one on the North and one on the South Island.)
The Whekau’s plumage was yellowish-brown striped with dark brown. White straps were across the tops of the shoulders/wings and occasionally the back of the neck. The wings and tail had light-brown bars. The feathers down the legs were yellowish to reddish-buff feathers. The face was white behind and below the eyes, fading to grey with brown stripes towards the center. Males were thought to be more often richly colored, and smaller than females. Average body size ranged from 14-16 inches with wing lengths around 10 inches. The birds were believed to live in open country and rocky outcrops.
Laughing Owls might have been in decline before Europeans came to New Zealand. It is believed, land use, collection of specimens, and the introduction of cats and stoats accelerated their extinction. The last recorded specimen was found dead at Bluecliffs Station in Canterbury, New Zealand on July 5, 1914.