A photo of a whiskey sour in a gold-rimmed glass on an olive wood board

Whiskey Sour

This classic whiskey sour is made from scratch with fresh lemon juice simple syrup and a dash of egg has a full-bodied flavor, and lots of zing to compliment your favorite whiskey.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 181 kcal
Author John Kanell



  • 2 oz bourbon 60mL
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 22mL
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup 15mL
  • 1/2 oz egg white 14g, optional
  • A few splashes of Angostura bitters



  1. Pour the bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Close and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain the drink into a coupe glass.
  4. Add a few splashes of Angostura bitters.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You've got to use fresh lemon juice for this recipe. It really makes a difference!

If you want to make simple syrup:

Nutrition Facts
Whiskey Sour
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Sodium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.