Whiskey Sour


  • 1 fluid ounce simple syrup
  • 2 fluid ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 5 fluid ounces whiskey
  • ice cubes
  • 3 maraschino cherries for garnish


Whiskey Sour Glass

Preparation instructions:

  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.

Original recipe makes 3 servings

History of the Whiskey Sour

The oldest historical mention of a whisky sour prepared in the world comes from a newspaper published in Wisconsin in 1870.

In 1962, the Universidad del Cuyo published a story, which cited a Peruvian newspaper called El Comercio de Iquique as indicating that Elliott Stubb created the "whisky sour" in 1872