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Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had a Whiskey Sour cocktail; if so, it’s definitely time to revisit this old-school classic, made only with the freshest ingredients. And the best part, for me? The drink was first mentioned, way back when, in a Wisconsin newspaper.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had a Whiskey Sour cocktail; if so, it’s definitely time to revisit this old-school classic, made only with the freshest ingredients.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Notes)
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 orange slice optional

Instructions

  1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

  2. Strain cocktail through strainer or slotted spoon into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with cherry or orange slice, if desired.

Recipe Notes

To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water together over medium-low heat in a saucepan. Stir until dissolved, then allow to cool before using. You can keep leftover simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks.