Whiskey sours are a classic cocktail that is loved for its refreshing and citrusy flavors. Here’s how you can make delicious whiskey sours at home:


– 2 ounces (60ml) whiskey (bourbon or rye)

– 3/4 ounce (22ml) fresh lemon juice

– 1/2 ounce (15ml) simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

– Ice cubes

– Optional: 1 egg white (for a frothy texture)

– Maraschino cherries or lemon twist for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes.
  2. Add whiskey, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Optional: If you want a frothy texture, add the egg white to the shaker as well.
  4. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to combine and chill the ingredients.
  5. Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice cubes.
  6. Strain the cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass, ensuring that the ice cubes stay in the shaker.
  7. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or a lemon twist for added flavor and presentation.
  8. Sip and enjoy your delicious whiskey sour!

Additional Tips:

– Use a good quality whiskey that you enjoy as it will greatly impact the flavor of the cocktail.

– Fresh lemon juice is key to achieving a bright and zesty flavor. Avoid using bottled lemon juice for the best taste.

– Simple syrup is easy to make at home by dissolving equal parts sugar and water over low heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Let it cool before using it in your cocktail.

– If you prefer a sweeter whiskey sour, you can increase the amount of simple syrup to adjust the sweetness to your taste.

– Feel free to experiment with different garnishes or variations like adding a splash of orange juice or a dash of bitters for a twist on the classic recipe.

Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy your homemade whiskey sour! Cheers!

By Duke