What I love most about this whiskey sour recipe is how simple it is. There are a number of ways and variations on a whiskey sour, but this is a simple version with sour mix and no egg white.
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What is in a whiskey sour?
The recipe below is three ingredients (plus garnish): whiskey, homemade sour mix, and a splash of club soda. If you don’t have sour mix, you can substitute it (see recipe notes).
This classic cocktail remind me of one of my favorite cocktail of all time: a sidecar. It’s simple to make, on the boozy side, but still really refreshing with a big hit of citrus.
If you want a whiskey sour with egg white (for that foamy top) try this peach and basil whiskey sour recipe.
Simple Whiskey Sours, makes 1
2 ounces whiskey
2 ounces sour mix
big splash of club soda
Combine the whiskey and sour mix in a small glass with ice. Give it a stir. Top off the drink with a big splash of club soda. If you want to garnish the drink, try a lemon wedge, rind, or a cherry.
You can adjust the sweetness level by adding a little more or less of sour mix. Cheers! Emma
P.S. Love whiskey? Try my Classic Hot Toddy recipe.
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- 2 ounces whiskey
- 2 ounces sour mix
- club soda
- Combine the whiskey and sour mix in a small glass with ice.
- Give it a stir.
- Top off the drink with a big splash of club soda.
- If you want to garnish the drink, try a lemon wedge, rind, or a cherry.
Perfect simple recipe!
Easy and refreshing
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wikkey sour : pisco sour from Peru 😉
Perfect! Since we have plenty of Lime fruit in our backyard, I can definitely try this out! Thanks! :))
Ha, YES PLEASE! Awesomeness 🙂 I’m pinning this.
Let me try this! Hm. 😀
Great idea! I’ll be whipping this recipe out next weekend 😉 x
I’m not much of a Whisky drinker, but somehow these photos make me want to change my ways… 🙂
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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.
Thanks for this! This is so happening later on!
Love whiskey sours! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Going to make a trip to the grocery store for some lemon and lime tomorrow!! Looks yummie!
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.
Yum Yum sounds really nice!
I went to check our liquor cabinet for whiskey after this post, thanks for the inspiration!
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!
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 =)
Yay! I’m SO glad you posted this. This is my fav drink!