Whisky Sour Recipe

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Whisky Sour Recipe

The Whisky Sour is versatile – whether you decide to switch up the Whisky, sour or sweet element, the end result will almost always be delicious – just remember to stick to that golden ratio of 2 parts Whisky, 1 part sour and 1 part sweet (but hey, if your personal preference is different, you do you!).

If you’re after something sweeter, bourbon or brandy are both great options. Prefer a smokier sour? A scotch will be your go-to. When it comes to the sour substitution, lime is a more subtle option if you find lemon too overpowering, alternatively you can opt for a sweeter pick like orange or a more savoury choice like grapefruit. And when it comes to the egg white and no egg white debate, well, it’s completely up to you! 

Serves: 1

Prep time: 3 Minutes

Nutrition: 163 Calories


  • 60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

  • 30ml fresh lemon juice

  • 30ml simple syrup

  • 1 egg white
  • ½ orange wheel (for garnish)

  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)


  1. Combine Whisky, lemon juice, egg white and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain cocktail through a strainer or into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. Make it look the part with orange wheel and cherry.


Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail