Whiskey Sour Recipe

Whiskey Sour Recipe
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Popular in America during Prohibition, the whiskey sour used citrus and sugar to mask the flavor of what was often awful-tasting bootleg liquor. Now that we can get the good stuff again, this recipe has persisted as a mainstay behind bars ever since. This simple cocktail is a good drink to start with when you're learning how to become a great home bartender

1
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ ounces Bourbon whiskey
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • preserved cherry for garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker, and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain over ice into a highball glass, and garnish with a preserved cherry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
12g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
38mg
3%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
48g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Whiskey Sour Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Whiskey Sour Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.