The Whiskey Sour

About The Whiskey Sour

The 1800s created a lot of cocktails that are considered classic, the Whiskey Sour is one of them. Unlike other drinks such as the Old Fashioned, this recipe has withstood the test of time and has never fallen too out of favor. The sweet and sour taste of this drink is pleasing to the palate and makes for a perfect evening drink.



  • 1.5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey

  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 oz. Gomme Syrup

  • Dash of egg white (optional)

  • 1 Lemon Wedge for garnish

  • 1 Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.5 Stars

  • Served:      On the Rocks

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:  Complex

  • Flavor:       Spirit


Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

Empire Tip: The egg white ingredient is often skipped due to food allergies.