Whiskey Sour or Whisky Sour - The Classic Way
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Whiskey Sour - The Classic Way

The Whiskey Sour has just got a few ingredients, but it's got all a good cocktail could ask for: it's sweet, it's sour, and let's be honest; it's kind of strong.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice


  • 4 tbsp whiskey bourbon. 2 oz.
  • 2 tbsp lemon, juice 1 oz
  • 1.5 tbsp simple syrup 3/4 oz
  • 1 tbsp egg white approx. 1 egg white from small egg*
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish, optional


  • Place whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup** and egg white*** in a cocktail shaker. Don't add in the ice just yet. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. This will incorporate the egg white properly.
  • Add ice and shake again, for around 10 seconds more, to chill.
  • Strain into a glass using a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice and serve!


* 1 egg white is enough for 2-3 drinks, so do not multiply egg whites if you're making several drinks.
** Simple syrup is just equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan, stir and heat until hot enough for the sugar to dissolve. Should be cool for the drink to stay cool. To make it a ginger whiskey sour you can add chopped ginger to your simple syrup and cook for 15 minutes before straining.
*** Egg white is flavorless, so don't worry about the taste! Use pasteurized eggs. It will give a nice frothy foam. However, for vegan you may want to substitute using aquafaba - the liquid from a can of chickpeas.
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Adapted from: Kitchn