Whiskey Sour Five Way Recipe


Whiskey lovers, listen up! We’re indulging in some whiskey-infused cocktail today, a.k.a., whiskey sour. The drink is essentially a concoction of whiskey, sugar, lime juice and an optional dash of egg white. The egged version of the drink also known as a Boston Sour, so know your sour when you’re ordering one!

The drink dates back to a Wisconsin daily that was published in 1870 and has since found its way into the swankiest of bars all around the globe.

Wondering why we are suddenly obsessing over Whiskey Sour in the middle of the week? Well, simply because it’s World Whiskey Day this weekend! Yep, there exists a date on the calendar, 19th May that is, dedicated just to the classic spirit, and rightly deserved, if we may say so. So, join us in on the drinking with these five whiskey sour recipes to commemorate whiskey.


  1. Classic

Glass: Rocks

Serves: 1

1½ ounces (45 ml) whiskey

¾ ounce (22 ml) fresh lemon juice

¾ (22 ml) ounce simple syrup (one part sugar + one part water)

1 cherry

Crushed ice, as required

Put all the ingredients in a shaker and shake to mix well. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry or lemon wedge. Serve.

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  1. Apricot

You’ll be surprised to realise just how harmoniously well apricot and whiskey go together! The subtle yet significant taste of apricot adds a nice base to the drink.

Glass: Old Fashioned

Serves: 1

2 ounces (90 ml) whiskey

1 ounce (45 ml) apricot preserves

½ ounce (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 apricot slice

Crushed ice, as required

Take all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour in an old fashioned glass with ice. Enjoy!

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  1. Tamarind

Spike your cocktail with a hint of tangy tamarind.

Glass: Double Rocks

Serves: 1

1½ ounces (45 ml) whiskey

1 ounce (30 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp tamarind paste (mixed with 1 tbsp hot water)

½ ounce (15 ml) Rich Simple Syrup

1 orange slice

1 jarred sour cherry

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Crushed ice, as required

Fill a cocktail shaker with all the ingredients (including the ice). Shake well and pour into a glass (with more ice if needed). Garnish with the orange slice and cherry. Serve.

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  1. Maple

The Maple Whiskey Sour is a spicier and tad sweeter take on the classic cocktail. The best part? You could totally down this one for breakfast! 😉


Glass: Sour Glass

Serves: 1

2 ounces (90 ml) rye whiskey

½ ounce (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

½ ounce (15 ml) fresh orange juice

¼ ounce (7 ml) maple syrup

¼ ounce (7 ml) Luxardo Amaro Abano liqueur

Strip of orange peel

Crushed ice, as required

Mix all the ingredients in a shaker. Strain and pour into a sour glass. Garnish with orange peel. Serve.

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  1. Orange

Give your Whiskey Sour the refreshing zest of orange to turn things up a notch.


Glass: Cobbler

Serves: 1

1½ (45 ml) ounces whiskey

¾ (22 ml) ounce fresh lemon juice

½ (15 ml) ounce simple syrup

1-2 tsp orange juice

1 orange wedge

Crushed ice, as required

Shake all the ingredients well in a cocktail shaker. Strain and pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange wedge. Serve.

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P.S. Although it’s called a whiskey sour, you can substitute the whiskey in the recipe with Scotch, Bourbon, Irish or Canadian whiskey.

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.

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