Mix up a classic whisky sour, then check out our old fashioned, Manhattan, Godfather cocktail and more whisky cocktails. We’ve also got plenty more cocktail sours to try, including Tom collins, amaretto sour and pisco sour.
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.
Whisky sour recipe
- soft light brown sugar 100g
- bourbon 50ml
- lemon juice 25ml
- egg white 1