Recipe courtesy of Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen

Classic Whiskey Sour

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 classic whiskey sour
A classic sour ratio is 2 parts spirit to 1 part citrus to 1/2 part simple syrup. While egg white is not always included, it creates a beautiful foam and creaminess that rounds out the sharpness of the lemon and whiskey. If you decide to use egg white, make sure to dry shake all the ingredients first, before adding ice for the thickest foam.



  1. Shake the whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and pasteurized egg white in a shaker, then add ice and shake again. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Add a lemon peel and cherry.