Simple Whiskey Sours

Whiskey soursWhat I love most about this whiskey sours recipe is how simple it is. Most of the time I use some kind of simple syrup in my cocktails. Simple syrup (as the name suggests) is not hard to make, but it does take a little time and is best if you make it ahead so it has time to cool. These whiskey sours do not use simple syrup. So if you didn’t plan ahead, or are in the mood for a cocktail NOW (is it just me who feels this way sometimes?) don’t worry, we got you covered. These also remind me of my favorite cocktail: a sidecarEasy whiskey soursSimple Whiskey Sours, makes 2.

In a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lid combine 2 shots (that’s about 3 ounces) whiskey, juice from 4 lemons, juice from 2 limes, and 4 teaspoons powered sugar. Shake until the sugar dissolves. Strain and pour in two small cocktail glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a little lemon rind.Lemons and limesYou can adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less powered sugar. If you don’t have powered sugar on hand I recommend making simple syrup. Granulated sugar won’t dissolve as easily and could make your cocktail grainy, with settled sugar at the bottom of your glass. No great tragedy, but I’d still recommend making simple syrup in this case instead (or buying a bottle). xo. Emma

Simple Whiskey Sours

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. whiskey
  • 4 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 4 teaspoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lid combine 2 shots (that's about 3 ounces) whiskey, juice from 4 lemons, juice from 2 limes, and 4 teaspoons powered sugar. Shake until the sugar dissolves. Strain and pour in two small cocktail glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a little lemon rind.
  • Perfect! Since we have plenty of Lime fruit in our backyard, I can definitely try this out! Thanks! :))

  • I’m not much of a Whisky drinker, but somehow these photos make me want to change my ways… 🙂

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  • Thanks for this! This is so happening later on!

    Theresa
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  • Powdered sugar! Brilliant! Why haven’t i heard of that before? What a great way to get around the dissolving-sugar-in-cold-liquids problem. Thanks.

  • I want one now! My fiance loves whiskey so I think this will be a hit with both of us. Thanks for the recipe! Lovely photos.

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  • Going to make a trip to the grocery store for some lemon and lime tomorrow!! Looks yummie!

  • I went to check our liquor cabinet for whiskey after this post, thanks for the inspiration!

    Kim

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  • I’ve definitely tried a lot of drinks. Not a proud moment here, but I’ve never had a whisky sour. We’ve got some Maker’s sitting on the shelf, I’ll have to give it a try! Love all of your food/drink posts!

    xo Eden

  • These look good. I tried the pumpkin creme brulees for Halloween and actually loved ’em. Please follow me on bloglovin’ or GFC. I am already your faithful follower =)

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  • Wow. I really would like to taste it. Really prefect inspiration like always. Have a nice day.

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  • Yay! I’m SO glad you posted this. This is my fav drink!

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  • My absolutely favorite drink of all times!! I normally buy the simple syrup but will definitely try this way! Thanks

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  • Oh, I LOVE Whiskey Sour and now I know how to make it 🙂

    Thanks you so much!

  • i discovered the pisco sour living in Peru a bit. They use pisco instead of whiskey but they also add white egg in the recipe. sounds strange but soooooo gooooddd! you should give it a try!

  • Oooh, I do love me some whiskey sours! I also like adding a bit of amaretto. YUM! I can’t wait to be able to drink again….(baby’s due in early March!)

    Maria xx
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  • I love whiskey sours! They are definitely one of my favourites, but I’ve never tried to make them at home before, but I’m definitely going to start!
    Phae
    http://adventuresofphae.blogspot.ca/

  • Whiskey sours are my FAVORITE drink. I’ve never made my own sour, though, I’ve always just purchased the pre-made, this is a MUST DO!

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  • Just started drinking whisky cocktails, love this! xo

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  • i love whiskey sours. never tried to make one at home. you may have inspired me once again.

  • You have the most AMAZING drink recipes! Makes me want to drink!

    XOXO
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  • sometimes you just need a quick whiskey cocktail 🙂 happy to see we’re not the only ones that feel that way and thanks for sharing such an easy recipe!

  • Mmmhmm… nice!

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    Xo,
    pili.

  • Oh yum! I could use one of these right now! Thanks for sharing.
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  • Makers? You are women after my own heart! Haven’t had a good sour in a while though… may need to add this in to the rotation!

  • Does the lemon/powdered sugar mix taste like sweet and sour?! That’s so awesome!

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