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whiskey sour

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This easy to make three ingredient Whiskey Sour Cocktail hits the sweet spot just right. The key to making this the best it can be is of course good fine whiskey and fresh lemon juice. Hubby and I love to mix up a batch of these refreshing libations on Saturday night after yard work and house chores. We love a good cold refreshing drink every now and then. Whether conversing with neighbors or just watching the sun go down they are always enjoyable. This drink, Appletini, Tequila Sunrise, and Grapefruit Margaritas are just a few of our favorite refreshing spring and summer adult beverages.

serves 1
prep time 2 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For whiskey sour

  • 2 oz
    bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz
    simple syrup
  • ice
  • optional garnish - orange slices, lemon slices, maraschino cherry

How To Make whiskey sour

  • 1
    Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • 2
    Shake until the shaker is very cold. Pour through a strainer into a glass filled with ice.
  • 3
    If desired garnish with an orange slice, lemon slice, and cherry.