A Classic Whiskey Sour

Yields 1

Prep Time 5 min

Cook Time 5 min

Total Time 10 mins

There is a reason some cocktails are classic and the whiskey sour is a good example; just as good today as when it was first created.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of bourbon (I love Maker's Mark; it's not outrageously pricey but it's a good quality bourbon and in this drink...the bourbon is VERY evident)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup (Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved; remove from heat and cool).
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of egg white (optional)
  • lemon wedge and maraschino cherry garnish

Directions

  1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 20 seconds. Add at least a cup of ice and shake for another 20 seconds.
  2. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon wedge and maraschino cherry on a skewer.
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