Cocktail Hour: Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour has been one of my go-to cocktails for years. I think it was actually the first cocktail that I ever learned how to make back in my late teens. It became a bit of a signature drink for me, so I thought maybe it could be a crowd pleaser for you as well.

A typical whiskey sour is usually made with egg whites, however my sans-egg version is a lot less fiddly! (and still delicious if I do say so myself).ย It only uses three key ingredients so if you’re looking to try your hand at mixology this could be the perfect drink to start with.

whiskey sour - a cocktail shaker

Ingredients

Double shot bourbon

(my go-to is Jack Daniels)

Double shot sugar syrup

Double shot lime juice

(the number of limes you use will vary on how ripe they are, normally 1-2 limes)

Crushed ice

Cocktail glass and shaker

whiskey sour - a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice

Method

Take your cocktail glass and fill it with crushed ice (this is just to chill it)

Fill your cocktail shaker about two thirds of the way with crushed ice

Add your double shots of bourbon, sugar syrup and lime juice

Pop the lid on and shake until mixed

Pour the ice out of your cocktail glass and take the lid off your shaker

Strain the mixed drink into your cocktail glass

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a whiskey sour cocktail in a cocktail glass

Are you a whiskey lover? Then make sure to check out my post all about my experience doing a whiskey tasting. Whiskey ain’t your thing? Don’t worry! I’ve got a few other gin-based cocktail recipes on the blog as well. What is your go-to cocktail, either to order or make yourself?

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Female Original

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18 Comments

  1. Kate
    January 22, 2020

    Yum!! I don’t have much experience with whiskey but this cocktail sounds delicious.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2020

      It’s such a great cocktail! Definitely worth trying if you like a bitter-sweet drink x

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    January 22, 2020

    Whiskey always reminds me of my late Grandad, as he loved it so much and had a glass of it every now and then! I’d love to try this drink! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 26, 2020

      Oh that’s lovely! You’ll have to try it out for yourself then ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  3. Brianna Creef
    January 26, 2020

    I LOVE whiskey sours! One of my original go-to cocktails!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      February 19, 2020

      They’re the best! A go-to of mine as well x

      Reply
  4. Kayleigh Zara
    January 26, 2020

    Oh my gosh this looks so good! The cocktail looks great, I’m not a big fan of whiskey though x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2020

      It’s a fab cocktail! One of my favourite for sure – and so simple to make ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  5. Jody
    January 27, 2020

    I had no idea about the egg whites in tradional recipes. Crazy! I do love some whiskey sour though. Will have to try your recipe soon!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2020

      Yeah! A lot of them will usually have egg whites in them. I love how simple this recipe is though! x

      Reply
  6. Kate
    January 27, 2020

    ooh this looks absolutely delicious, I’m a sucker for a cocktail and this looks like the perfect cocktail to make at home when I feel a little bit extra! Thanks so much for sharing! x
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. femaleoriginal
      February 19, 2020

      It’s a really lovely drink! I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply
  7. Sophie Naylor
    March 2, 2020

    This looks so yummy! I definitely need to try it asap x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 12, 2020

      It’s really lovely! I hope you enjoy it x

      Reply
  8. Lauren
    March 3, 2020

    I havenโ€™t heard of this before, sounds interesting and easy! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 12, 2020

      It’s such an easy recipe! Definitely a good cocktail to try out yourself x

      Reply
  9. Holly
    April 12, 2020

    Ugh I adore cocktails, please do more cocktail recipe posts like this, especially during lockdown! Thanks for sharing.

    Holly x
    http://www.adailydoseofholly.com

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 14, 2020

      Glad you liked the recipe! I’ll be sharing more recipes on the blog (I’ve actually just posted another one!) so make sure to keep an eye out ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      Reply

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