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Classic Whiskey Sour

This classic Whiskey Sour is the perfect combination of sweet, sour and smooth whiskey flavors. It has quickly become my favorite cocktail to enjoy at home. This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients but they come together beautifully for a delicious libation at home.

clear cocktail glass filled with a classic whiskey sour and a maraschino cherry inside

What You Need:

  • Good Single Malt Whiskey – we love Stranahans because we are from Colorado and it’s the best!
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Sugar Syrup – instructions below
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Ice
Classic whiskey sour in a clear cocktail glass with ice and a maraschino cherry. whiskey bottle stands in the background

Let’s Make A Whiskey Sour:

  1. The first step is to make the simple syrup – you will add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, transfer to a glass jar and cool completely before using. This makes more than you need for this recipe, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for later use.
  2. Add the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and simple syrup to a large glass measuring cup and stir thoroughly. (I like mine a little sweeter and my husband likes his a little more sour, so I add a little extra simple syrup to my glass)
  3. Add 1-2 large ice cubes to each cocktail glass and pour the cocktail over top. Add in a maraschino cherry and enjoy!
overhead shot of a classic whiskey sour in a clear cocktail glass. You can see a large ice cube and maraschino cherry inside - lemons and limes sit in the background

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Classic Whiskey Sour

Sara
This classic Whiskey Sour is the perfect combination of sweet, sour and smooth whiskey flavors.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4 servings
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Single Malt Whiskey
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 Maraschino Cherries

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to make the simple syrup – you will add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved
    Once the sugar is dissolved, transfer to a glass jar and cool completely before using
    (This makes more than you need for this recipe, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for later use)
  • Add the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and 1/4 cup simple syrup to a large glass measuring cup and stir thoroughly.
    (I like mine a little sweeter and my husband likes his a little more sour, so I add a little extra simple syrup to my glass)
    Add 1-2 large ice cubes to each cocktail glass and pour the cocktail over top. Add in a maraschino cherry and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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