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Classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


A classic whiskey sour cocktail recipe made with bourbon, lemon, simple sugar, and egg white. Frothy, citrusy, and refreshing.



  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 egg white or 1 ounce liquid egg whites
  • Luxardo cherry for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake vigorously with NO ice for 20-30 seconds. This is to whip up the eggs and make them frothy.
  2. Add ice and shake for another 10 seconds and strain into a double old fashioned glass over a giant ice cube. This can also be served straight up in a coupe glass.


Use fresh eggs at the very least. If you’re unsure about using raw egg white, you can use pasteurized liquid egg whites sold in a carton. This will greatly reduce the risk of food-borne illness.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 221
  • Sugar: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 53mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: classic whiskey sour, how to make a whiskey sour


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