How to make a
Whiskey Sour

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into glass filled with new ice.

  • Alcohols

  • Whiskey

    1 shot

  • Ingredients

  • Avatar for Lemon


    23 shot

  • Avatar for Syrup


    13 shot

  • Avatar for Ice


  • Garnish

  • Half an orange slice and cherry

  • Glass

  • Old Fashioned

  • Did you know?

  • The recipe was first documented in 1862, in a book called the Bartenders Guide, by Jerry Thomas. However, it is known that this basic recipe existed a century prior.

  • This cocktail is so prevalent in the United States that it now has its festive day; National Whiskey Sour day is celebrated on August 25.

  • While this recipe is still the best-known rendition, recognized by the IBA, other versions of the drink have since become classics in their own way, from the red wine-topped New York Sour to the foamy Boston Sour in which egg white is required.

  • Frequenly Asked Questions

    • 1.5 fl oz = Standard shot glass = 3 tablespoons

    Typically made of thick glass with a strong base to prevent shattering, should a drinker feel the need to slam their shot on the bar after a drink.

    A small amount, also known as a splash, or about a full dropper. In our portions, five dashes are equal to one teaspoon.

    Shaking produces a higher dilution, recommended when the recipe includes fruit juices, simple syrup, cream liqueurs, sour mix, egg, or dairy. Stir when less dilution is desired and ingredients include only spirits, tonics, or bitters.

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