Whiskey Sour (Classic Formula)

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Garnish:

Lemon slice & Luxardo Maraschino cherry on stick (sail)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white (or aquafaba)
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Review:

I find the classic formulation more sweet than sour and prefer the 4:2:8 ratio.

History:

This recipe follows the classic sour proportions (3:4:8) three quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice) one part of the sweet ingredient (sugar syrup) and two parts of the strong ingredient (whiskey).

A history of the Whiskey Sour cocktail can be found on our page.

Nutrition:

260 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 15.33% alc./vol. (30.66° proof)
  • 19.7 grams of pure alcohol
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