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Whiskey sour

Best Whiskey Sour Recipe


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

This easy whiskey sour recipe is perfectly balanced and so easy to make! Garnish with an orange peel and a cocktail cherry. If desired, add an egg white foam.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces* whiskey (bourbon preferred)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 to 1 ounce** simple syrup (or pure maple syrup)
  • Garnish: Orange peel and a cocktail cherry
  • Ice, for serving

Instructions

  1. Add the bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with a handful of ice and shake until very cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a lowball or Old Fashioned glass. Serve with ice, an orange peel and a cocktail cherry. 

Notes

*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.

**This drink is at its best with maple syrup, which adds subtle caramel notes to the flavor profile. Adjust the sweetness level in a whiskey sour to fit your tastes. A classic sour formula is 2:1:1, which means 2 oz spirit, 1 oz citrus and 1 oz sweetener. We prefer a whiskey sour with 3/4 oz syrup, which lets the whiskey flavor shine. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, use up to 1 oz syrup.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: whiskey sour, whiskey sour recipe, how to make a whiskey sour, bourbon sour