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How to Make a Whiskey Sour

A great drink to start with when you're learning how to bartend
Whiskey Sour

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


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


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.