Subtly sour and naturally sweetened, this Whiskey Sour cocktail can be made with strong whiskey or smooth bourbon - it's your choice!
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Whiskey Sour

Subtly sour and naturally sweetened, this Whiskey Sour cocktail can be made with strong whiskey or smooth bourbon - it's your choice!
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 218kcal
Author Erica Acevedo

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 egg white room temperature (optional)
  • 1 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup or sugar, honey, agave, or maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 half orange slice for garnish
  • 1 half lemon slice for garnish
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon and 1 egg white. Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 40-45 seconds, until the egg white is frothy. 
  • Add the lemon juice, sweetener of choice, and ice to the shaker, close, and shake for another 20-25 seconds to combine and bring to temperature.
  • Slowly strain the cocktail through the shaker into a coupe or bourbon glass and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes to allow the egg white to separate and float to the top of the drink. Add ice cubes if desired, then garnish with the orange and lemon wheels and a cherry.

Notes

Alternatively, and for an even frothier drink, you can shake all the cocktail ingredients together minus the egg white, strain it into the glass, then shake the egg white by itself and pour it on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 13.3% | Iron: 4.3%