Whiskey Sour Recipe: A Guide

Following a whiskey sour recipe isn’t hard, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. The whiskey sour cocktail is actually one of the oldest cocktails around since it was invented some time in the 1800s and first appeared in print in 1862. No one knows who was the inventor behind this drink.

The main ingredients in this cocktail are lemon juice, sugar, egg white, and of course, whiskey. These days, due to fear over uncooked eggs, some people prefer to serve the drink without the egg white. While this is certainly a safer way to enjoy the drink, it does take away from the experience and texture. You also need to mix the egg white into the drink in a specific way if you don’t want to slurp up ribbons of slimy egg white.

The popularity of this drink is so extensive that many other cocktail offshoots such as the amaretto sour have sprouted into being. But how do you make a whiskey sour anyway?

whiskey sour recipe

Whiskey Sour Recipe

Making this drink is quite simple and all you need is a few ingredients.

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • Angostura bitters

First, combine the whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white and shake them together without any ice. This is known as a dry shake and helps to fluff up the egg white. After about 30 seconds, add some ice and shake it all again until the drink starts to get cold. Adding the ice will help to fluff up the egg white even more.

After the drink is cold, strain the ice as you pour it into a glass. For a final touch, sprinkle some Angostura bitters on top. After that, you can enjoy your whiskey sour! To get your hands on some high-quality liquor to help you make your favorite cocktails, click here.

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