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Whisky Sours is a sour cocktail mix that perfectly balances the bitter flavour of lemon with sugar for a less sweet alternative.

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Blending whisky, lemon juice and syrup, the Whisky Sour is all about flavour balance. What started out as a popular drink among sailors in the 1800s has since become a sophisticated drink and less-sweet alternative.

The citrus flavor perfectly complements the whisky, making for a great drink to enjoy as you unwind after a long day. You can also substitute the simple syrup with a packet of natural sweetener for a low-sugar, low-calorie Whisky Sour cocktail.

Make your own Whisky Sour cocktail and get the balance just right by following this easy recipe.

PREP TIME: ± 5min

YIELDS: 1 serving


  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • 2 tots (50ml) whisky
  • 1 tot (25ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tot simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • Garnish: orange wheel and Maraschino cherry


Add your favourite whiskey to a cocktail mixer.

Fill the shaker with a handful of ice and add the fresh lemon juice and simply syrup.

Shake and strain the mix into an old fashioned glass over ice.


For the final touch, garnish your drink with the orange wheel and cherry.


Transform your Whisky Sour into a Boston Sour by adding a dash of egg white or cocktails foamer.

When life gives you lemons, make whiskey sours.


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