Whiskey Sour

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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2 ounces Whiskey (Rye or Bourbon)

6 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice

Sugar syrup, to taste*

1 maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until the mixture is nice and foamy. Strain into a chilled highball glass over ice.

Cook’s Note

Sugar syrup is a solution of equal parts sugar and water that is cooked over low heat until clear, then boiled for about 1 minute. Cool and store in a squeeze bottle and use to sweeten drinks, to taste.