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a whiskey sour garnished with lemon slices and bourbon cherries
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Whiskey Sour Recipe

This Whiskey Sour is a vibrant cocktail made with smooth bourbon whiskey and fresh lemon juice. Perfect as an accompaniment for a meal or to sip all on its own. This cocktail, made with 4 ingredients you'll already have at home, it's begging to fill your glass.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whiskey sour
Servings: 1
Calories: 213kcal


  • 2 ounce whiskey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce egg white* optional
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • maraschino cherry for garnish
  • lemon round for garnish


  • Add the bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Secure the lid, and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.
  • Strain into a glass of ice, garnish with a cherry and lemon wedge, and serve.


  1. *Egg whites are used traditionally in whiskey sours to give them the classic foam on top of the drink, and almost creamy consistency as you sip, balancing out the lemon. If you're uncomfortable using raw egg, you can absolutely leave it out.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Iron: 1mg