Whisky Sour Cocktail

whisky sour cocktail

Whisky Sour Cocktail

One of the most well-known whisky cocktails is the whisky sour. This delicious drink is an excellent choice to make at home for your friends, so we will teach here how you can make one on your next party.



Whisky sour has its origins in the 19th century. Elliot Stubb, an Englishman who worked on a ship, arriving Peru, decided to mix whisky with lemon, the most used aromatic in this country, and a little sugar in the end. This was the first version of this cocktail, which is practically unchanged to this day.

Step-by-step recipe

You will need:

  • 1 dl of whisky/bourbon
  • 1/2 dl lemon juice
  • white sugar
  • ice
  • egg whites – frothy (optional)
  • sugar syrup (optional)
  • orange slices and cherries


Step 1

The first step to making a Whisky Sour Cocktail is to place the whiskey/bourbon and the lemon juice in a shaker. Mix very well. If you or your friends have a sweet tooth, you can put some sugar syrup in this mixture.


Step 2

In an “old fashion” glass, you should pass a lemon on the edge, inside and out, and then pass sugar. Lemon juice will make the sugar stick. Fill the glass with ice.


Step 3

Pour the mixture in the shaker into the glass with ice. In a modern version of this cocktail, this will be the time, if you wish to do so, to pour the frothed egg white on top, but this step is optional, so we recommend you just try it both ways to see which one you enjoy the most. Garnish with an orange slice on the edge and/or a cherry on top, to balance the sour.


whisky sour cocktail with egg whites
Whisky Sour Cocktail with egg whites | image creditds from JamieOliver

As you can see, this is a very easy cocktail to make and it will succeed at any gathering of friends. Have you ever tried to make a Whisky Sour? 


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