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A glass of whiskey sour with a lemon wedge and jigger beside it.

Whiskey Sour

This Whiskey Sour is a classic cocktail that only requires a few simple ingredients. Made with egg whites, this cocktail has a creamy smooth texture.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 190kcal


  • cocktail shaker


  • 2 oz bourbon 60mL
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice 22mL
  • ½ oz simple syrup 15mL
  • ½ oz egg white 14g, optional

Optional Garnish

  • lemon peel
  • maraschino cherry


  • Pour the bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white into a cocktail shaker.
  • Close and shake vigorously.
  • Strain the drink into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with lemon peel and maraschino cherry.



  • It’s easier to separate the egg yolk from the egg whites when they’re cold.
  • Make sure the shaker’s lid is on tight to avoid the lid popping off as the egg whites will expand and create foam.
  • To make the Whiskey Sour even colder, you can chill your martini glasses in the freezer beforehand.
  • Avoid adding crushed ice to the shaker as the ice will melt quicker and water down the cocktail.
  • Don’t have a cocktail shaker? You can use a mason jar or any jar with a tight-fitting lid. You can use a mesh strainer to keep the ice in the jar.
  • For a visual garnish, add a few drops of bitters to the top of the foam. Then run a toothpick through the drops to make a swirl pattern.
  • It’s much easier to peel a lemon before you juice it.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg