Whiskey Sour Recipe – a classic whiskey cocktail that is sweet and tangy and delicious. Super easy to make and great for any occasion.
Are you a whiskey drinker? I will admit it is not something that I gravitate towards. I don’t know much about it though, so I feel like quality and picking a flavor profile you like is important. I know that I do like it in a mixed drink though! Whiskey Sour Punch is something I made years ago that it still asked for at parties.
I have been on a mission to try the classic cocktails this year. Vodka Soda was actually new to me this year, but it is now my go to. There is just something simple and delicious about it. A Long Island Ice Tea is a classic, but is anything but simple. Still amazing, and should be made at home. Not just for college kids. Or this Strawberry Daiquiri needs to be made!
Whiskey sour ingredients are simple. You want to use a good quality whiskey that you enjoy. Then it is just lemon juice, lime juice and simple syrup. I have seen many versions that just use lemon juice, but I like the flavor the lime juice gives it. Just a little bit more to it. And it is always garnished with a maraschino cherry. No cherry juice, just the cherry!
This whiskey sour recipe is simple and refreshing. Just a couple ingredients come together to make a tasty cocktail. You want to make sure to use real lemon and lime juice, not the stuff from the bottle. Since there are just a few ingredients, you want to make sure they are all high quality. It is worth squeezing a little fruit to get this drink, trust me!
How To Make A Whiskey Sour
I like to use a martini shaker to make this recipe, but it really doesn’t matter what you use. As long as you can mix together all of the ingredients and pour into a glass, you are good. I like the shaker because I can have ice in there and make sure that everything is super cold. Cocktails like this are best served super cold! So at the very least make sure you serve your whiskey sour over plenty of ice.
If you don’t have a shaker, a small pitcher or even a liquid measuring cup works. Just add the ingredients and stir well! Then pour over ice, making sure to strain out any pulp that from the lemons or limes. Then add a cherry to each glass when you serve. A boozy soaked cherry is a perfect way to end your drink.
I created a fun group on Facebook, and I would love for you to join us! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, and see what’s new at Dinners, and Desserts (so that you never miss a new recipe)! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #dinnersdishes so I can see all the wonderful DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS recipes YOU make!
Connect with Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts!
Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you never miss a post!
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 4 oz whiskey
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 4 maraschino cherries
- Mix together all of the ingredients until well blended.
- Pour over ice. Garnish with a cherry to serve.
Amount Per ServingCalories 145 Sodium 13mg Carbohydrates 20g Sugar 18g