The Whiskey Sour: An Oldy But A Goody!

The Whiskey Sour is one of the oldest documented cocktails and was included in the 1862 book “The Bartender’s Guide” by Jerry Thomas. Despite being just as old-fashioned as an Old Fashioned Cocktail, this classic drink continues to delight with its perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Here’s how to make a classic Whiskey Sour.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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A whiskey sour is made with bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup.


  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup

  • Slice Of Lemon And Cherry For Garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of bourbon whiskey, 0.75 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 0.5 ounces of simple syrup.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds.
  • Using a Hawthorne Strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled Old Fashioned glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and a cherry.
  • Serve.

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