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Whiskey sour cocktail garnished with a cherry.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe

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
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 118kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.



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. 


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 118kcal