Mixin’ it Up: The Whiskey Sour!

Mixin’ it Up: The Whiskey Sour!

Welcome back my friends! Today in Jake’s wonderful world of mixology, I bring you a faithful favorite amongst fans of whiskey; the Whiskey sour. Not unlike an AC/DC song, the whiskey sour is an ass-kicking blend of a few simple tried-n-true ingredients (“Have a drink on me”, anyone?). Traditionally, the whiskey sour is made with bourbon (American whiskey). Here is an interesting side note, Americans in general spell whiskey with an “e,” except the Kentucky whisky purveyors whom spell it without the “e.” This is because Kentucky whiskey is made in the traditional Scottish style using cold winter wheat instead of summer wheat. The spelling is a tribute to the traditional Scottish way. Well, that’s enough history and sobriety for one day, Here’s how to make it. . .



  • 2 ounces of bourbon or whiskey  (Whistle Pig, Makers Mark, or Gentleman Jack)
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice


The Mix:

  • combine all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  • shake
  • strain into a rocks glass with ice
  • garnish with a lemon twist


There you go my friends, for your sweet and sour pleasure, the whiskey sour. Drink well my friends!

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