Whiskey Sour

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Whiskey Sour - Classic Cocktail

About The Whiskey Sour Cocktail

The Whiskey Sour is one classic cocktail that won’t make you sour.

Ingredients in The Whiskey Sour Cocktail

.75 oz
Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz
Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
1.5 oz


How to make The Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Garnish with a cherry and/or lemon wedge if desired.

Other Information

Watch top mixologist Brooke Arthur make a proper Whiskey Sour in our How to Cocktail video.

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Discussion (5)

  • Richard L. Thorpe posted 2 months ago

    Is the sweet in the sweet and sour basically the 1/2 sugar and 1/2 water?

  • Rajendra Kumar posted 3 years ago

    Amazing to receive recipes with beer & wine

  • Mike posted 4 years ago

    I think an egg white is just a total waste.... a sour doesnt have a frothy foam to it.. it should have a foam to it.... there are better ways to get a foam than using egg whites... use lecithin with whatever you want to make a foam with.. if it might be a mixture of lemon juice and simple syrup.. but dont put it on a whiskey sour.. just save it for something else.

  • Seth Schreiner posted 5 years ago

    Thanks Dave.

    Allen Katz recently wrote an article for us discussing the virtues of egg whites in cocktails. You can check it out here: http://liquor.com/articles/secret-bartending-ingredient-egg-whites/ if you have not read it yet.

  • David posted 5 years ago

    Along with the bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice, I recommend adding a few teaspoons of egg white. What you do is first add all the ingredients to a shaker WITHOUT the ice and shake it up hard. The reason for this is that you're trying to create an emulsion, and this becomes difficult to achieve if the ingredients are cold. After shaking, add ice and shake again and strain.

    Although adding egg white to a cocktail may seem nasty, it does not affect the taste of the drink, but instead, adds a nice froth to the top and a creates a creamier texture.

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