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Whiskey Sour

Learn how to make the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail at home with a few simple ingredietns!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz pure maple syrup or simply syrup
  • Garnish: Orange peel and a maraschino cherry
  • Ice for serving


  • Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill with ice and shake until very cold.
  • Strain drink into either a lowball or Old Fashion glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with orange peel and maraschino cherry.



Whiskey Tip: Once you try this drink, it’s fun to experiment with different kinds of whiskey to add subtle changes to the flavor.
Party Tip: You can scale this recipe up to serve a crowd! Combine the lemon juice, syrup, and bourbon in a large pitcher and refrigerate it ahead for a few hours. To serve, just pour over ice in glasses and add the garnishes.
Syrup Tip: You can skip the maple syrup and use simple syrup instead!


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg