Classic Whiskey Sour

Classic Whiskey Sour

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"If it's not made from scratch, it ain't a Whiskey Sour. For a cleaner, classier looking drink, strain the lemon juice to remove seeds and pulp."
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Ingredients

5 m servings
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  1. Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice and whiskey in a shaker. Fill with ice. Cover and shake for about 30 seconds, until the shaker is frosty. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with a maraschino cherry. This can also be served in tumblers full of ice.

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Most helpful positive review

pretty stiff drink. not for the faint of heart. Used Makers for whiskey. Needs to be sweetened for true drinkability, so include the cherries and consider a larger ratio of lemon juice to whiske...

Most helpful critical review

Explosion of taste. I made it with Makers Mark and the lemon juice trumped the whiskey. If you like lemon juice you'll probably like this drink.

pretty stiff drink. not for the faint of heart. Used Makers for whiskey. Needs to be sweetened for true drinkability, so include the cherries and consider a larger ratio of lemon juice to whiske...

Dude, that is a whiskey drinkers whiskey sour. For those hardcore whiskey drinkers who are thinking along the lines of "a real whiskey drinker wouldn't add the mix, ice, etc". Fair enough. I lik...

I used some lime simple syrup I had leftover from another recipe. My husband, who's a big whiskey drinker, loved it.

Been drinking sours for betterthan30 years...Great receipe

Nice taste, but very strong. Cut it with some Sprite and it was perfect!

A nice strong drink. One of the better sours I've had. I decided to use Bushmills given the volume of alcohol vs. the mixers. It's great tasting and very smooth. PS. Ix-nay on the Martini Gl...

Yeow! These are strong. Mama likes.

Great recipe! This is my favorite drink. I like to use Gentleman Jack, and like mine strong. This recipe, as is, was a little strong for my guests so I added another ounce of juice and a 1/2 oun...

this is a drink i love and this is a great recipe. i do like to make a little tweak to it however, by adding a dash of blood orange bitters and substituting a wedge of orange for the cherries. ...