Classic Whiskey Sour

Break out the cocktail shaker for this classic combination of smoky whiskey and sweet fruit juice.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1

oz whiskey (1/4 cup)
Juice of 1 lemon
oz simple syrup (2 tablespoons)
to 3 maraschino cherries
orange slice

  • 1 Fill cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add whiskey, lemon juice and syrup. Shake until combined.
  • 2 Strain mixture into glass filled halfway with ice.
  • 3 Garnish with cherries and orange slice.

Expert Tips

Recipe is easily double or tripled.

Substitute 1 to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for simple syrup.