The Whiskey Sour


  1. 2 ounces whiskey
  2. ⅔ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  4. 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
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How to Make It

Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a well-chilled cocktail or rocks glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry and enjoy.

Why We Like It

The whiskey sour is not a fancy cocktail. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make it from scratch (read: no sour mix allowed!). In its most basic form, the whiskey sour is made with whiskey, lemon juice and superfine sugar. Some people add egg whites and you can also make variations on it, like this Rhubarb Whiskey Sour. But if you’re going for simplicity, the basic whiskey sour is a great way to finish off a bottle of your not-so-favorite whiskey — to make room for a better one, of course — while enjoying a balanced drink that’s boozy, sweet and sour.

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