Making a Classic Whiskey Sour

Ultimate Whiskey Sour Recipe

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

 

Preparation

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

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Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour

Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour

Irish Eyes will be smiling alright

Pass on the green beer and mix yourself up this Shamrock Sour cocktail for Saint Patrick’s day instead!

Drink of the Week: Shamrock Sour for Saint Patrick's Day

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh! That means Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all! Pass on the green beer today and mix yourself up this Drink of the Week: the Shamrock Sour.

This recipe comes to us from Entertain in Style. Be sure to check out their page and let Courtney show you how to make those awesome shamrock drink stirrers for your Shamrock Sours at Pizzazzerie.

The name Shamrock comes from the Irish word Seamróg, which sounds twice as nice in the native tongue. The Shamrock Sour is a fun take on the traditional Whiskey Sour, for your Saint Patrick’s day parties.

Tonight enjoy some craic agus ceol, that’s Irish for fun and music, with friends and family. From all of us to you, have a blessed Saint Patrick’s Day!

 

Shamrock Sour

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 2 Ounces Irish Whiskey (We Prefer Jameson)
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • .5 Ounce Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 1 Drop Green Food Coloring
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
  • Scotch Glass

 

Preparation

We serve this drink of the week two ways for you to enjoy!

On the Rocks: Fill glass with ice to desired point. Combine whiskey, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add a drop of green food coloring to mixture. If your food coloring does not have a dropper, you can use a tooth pick or stirrer to stir in the food coloring. Shake well. Strain over ice, and garnish with lime wedge. Sláinte!

 

Up (This means prepared with ice then strained and served without ice): Combine whiskey, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Add in a drop of green food coloring, and shake well. Strain into glass, and garnish with lime wedge. Sláinte is táinte!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 200 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 20 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 20 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 28

 
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