Tips and Tricks to make the best Whiskey Sour

The sour taste of freshly squeezed lemon with a touch of sweetness of the sugar syrup blended with whiskey. Can you guess what drink are we talking about? Yes, you have guessed it right; it is none other than the Whiskey Sour.


Those of you unaware of this classic cocktail, need to continue reading this article. The whiskey sour is one of the most popular drinks in bars all around the world and it is known for its punching sweet and sour taste. Even though it is the easiest beverage to make, however, do not underestimate its worth.

The Whiskey sour is a beverage that any man/woman can master. However, it is not as easy as you may believe. The trick is to get the balancing of the ingredients right because you do not want your whiskey sour to be too sour or too sweet. Therefore, balancing is key to making this beverage a hit amongst your customers, friends or colleagues. So make sure to practice and experiment with various ratios of both lemon and sugar syrup in order to master the craft of making the best whiskey sour.

What equipment do you need to make the best Whiskey Sour?

  • A small glass of course which might even have or you can get one.
  • You will need a strainer
  • And yes, a shaker as well

Ingredients that you will need

  • You will need about 2 parts any Whiskey.
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 part)
  • Sugar syrup (1 part )
  • Lots of ice
  • A peel of lemon to help you garnish

Action Time

The method of making a whiskey sour is pretty simple and straight forward; you can follow these steps to make a smashing whiskey sour for your next party.

Step 1:

Add whiskey, freshly squeezed ice cubes and sugar syrup with lots of ice in the shaker and shake continuously for about 30 seconds.

Step 2:

Grab the class and add a few ice cubes and strain the mixture into the glass carefully. Here you are using the strainer to let the mixture out onto the glass.

Step 3:

After you have strained the mixture into the small glass, make sure to use either the lemon peel or mint leaves for garnishing purposes.

Tips and tricks for improving Whiskey Sour

Trick #1

If you prefer to have your drink a tad bit creamy, then add half part egg white with half part sugar syrup. This will enhance the taste of your whiskey sour giving your drink a little creamy texture.

Trick #2

Always use fresh lemon rather than a squeezed, bottled one. Yes, it is a lot more effort squeezing that juice out of the lemon. But the freshly squeezed juice is definitely worth it. Always go for fresh!

Trick #3

If you organize parties to cater to a large number of people then squeezes fresh lemon juice maybe hectic and time-consuming. Therefore, go for squeezing large amounts of lemon juice before hand and blend it with the sugary mix to give your whiskey sour the perfect balanced taste.

Trick #4

The whiskey that is recommended for excellent results is definitely 80-proof Bourbon. This has been used in whiskey sours for decades. However, if you prefer having a stronger taste then you can go for over proof bourbon.

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