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Big Red Sun

Big Red Sun cocktail

Lawry's The Prime Rib

Jesse Vanpoucke, the lead bartender at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Chicago, has become fond of splitting the base in a Whiskey Sour between two whiskeys, Monkey Shoulder and Power’s, to lighten the drink’s profile. 

“What I love about this drink is how all the ingredients lean on each other—passion fruit to vanilla to light whiskey to apple,” says Vanpoucke. He quips that it’s also a nice hybrid drink if you happen to have brought a bottle of whiskey to a tropical island or an apple orchard.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Easy Whiskey Sour Twists to Make Right Now.”


  • 1 ounce Monkey Shoulder scotch 
  • 1 ounce Power’s Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce passion fruit liqueur (such as Giffard) 
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounce vanilla syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash Greenbar apple bitters
  • Garnish: apple fan


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

  3. Garnish with an apple fan.