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
Servings: 1 serving
- 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*
- 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