Ultimate Whiskey Sour Recipe

Making a Classic Whiskey Sour

Making A Classic Whiskey Sour

A good whiskey sour never goes out of style. Grab your whiskey and we’ll show you how to make a classic whiskey sour.

Drink of the week: Classic Whiskey Sour

Happy National Whiskey Sour Day Brio drink of the week lovers! In respect of this delicious holiday, we are going to show you how to whip up this classic Whiskey Sour recipe. No Frills. No Fuss. No Coconuts. Seriously. There will be no fruity twist on this classic on my watch….well besides the cherry on top.

I’m a girl who loves her whiskey. I think it’s important for us ladies to find a whiskey we like. It opens you up to a whole new world of cocktails. We’ve actually done a few whiskey cocktails in the past where I am very specific on the bottling. That way you can explore a bit, and if you don’t happen to like that whiskey you can always try another.

With a whiskey sour, I’m a little more lenient. My go-to’s for a whiskey sour are Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey and Jameson Irish Whiskey. However, there are some Canadian whiskeys that make a good whiskey sour, like Pike Creek. I like Pike Creek, it has a little bit of a sweet finish to it. If you are new to Canadian whiskey, it’s a good place to start.

Some individuals commit the vile sin of using cheap store bought Sour Mix when they make a Whiskey Sour. If you are currently using Master of Mixes, I pray for your misguided villainous souls. If you want good cocktails at home – Stop that right now!


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Any decent bartender will tell you that a good whiskey sour is made with fresh lemon juice, not sour mix. Bars that use sour mix cannot afford fresh ingredients, so when you make it fresh the cocktail will taste much different – better even. Do yourself a favor and do not commit this sin.

Lastly, you can use either granulated sugar or simple syrup if you have it on hand to make a whiskey sour. [Read: Easy Made Simple Syrup Recipe] Some folks also put egg white in this cocktail, but it’s not necessary. I find it tastes better without it, and most bartenders don’t use it anymore in this cocktail.

Here is how to make a classic whiskey sour!


Whiskey Sour

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Good Whiskey
  • 1 Ounce Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Cherry for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Old Fashioned Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker



Whiskey Sour: Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a Cocktail Shaker with ice. Shake together. Fill an old fashioned or rocks glass with crushed ice [regular ice works too]. Strain over ice, and garnish with a cherry. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 162 Fat (g) 0.1 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 19.08 Carbohydrates (g) 13.5 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 13.5 Protein (g) 0.1 Sodium (mg) 65

Making a Classic Whiskey Sour


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