What is a whisky sour?
The origins of the sour stretch back centuries to when sailors devised a way of preventing scurvy (a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C) on long voyages by mixing their spirit ration (usually rum or whisky) with lemon or lime juice.
The sour is a foundational drink for many modern cocktails – from margaritas to daiquiris – but remains a classic in its own right.
How to make a whisky sour
Here, whisky adds gentle warmth and egg white creaminess, just make sure you shake the drink vigorously in a cocktail shaker to get a properly foamy top. Try our tropical twist on a whisky sour here.
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Whisky sour recipe