Whiskey Sour

A traditional Whiskey Sour is a deliciously simple blend of ingredients that includes bourbon, fresh lemon juice and sugar. Like many classic cocktails, it's a starting point for countless creative interpretations, but knowing how to make the original is key.

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Whiskey Sour is an iconic cocktail made with a simple blend of bourbon whiskey, fresh lemon juice and sugar.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Orange slice for garnish


  1. Place the bourbon, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain over fresh ice into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange wedge.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 8mg Carbohydrates: 10g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 8g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.