Whiskey Sour cocktail

Whiskey sour cocktail
The classic Whisky Sour cocktail makes the perfect antidote to hot summer days; it can be easily made and enjoyed at home.
The Whiskey sour cocktail is an old classic, with the oldest mention of a whiskey sour published in the Wisconsin newspaper, Waukesha Plain Dealer, in 1870.
The traditional garnish is half an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • Lowball glass


  • 50 ml whiskey (Such as Jim Beam Double Oak)
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml gomme syrup
  • 2  dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 egg
  • 1 orance slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • Add gomme syrup and lemon juice to a Boston shaker.
  • Add the whiskey, 2 dashes of angostura bitters and egg white.
  • Shake over ice.
  • Pour over cubed ice and garnish with the cherry and orange slice.


units: 2


What makes a Whiskey Sour cocktail sour?

Sours are traditionally mixed drinks that comprise a liqueur, lemon or lime juice and a sweetener such as simple syrup.

What are some popular sour cocktails?

The Amaretto SourPisco Sour, and New York Sour are all popular drinks in the sour cocktail family.

Since 1795 (interrupted by Prohibition), seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.