The Whiskey Sour is cocktail number 76 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Whiskey Sour cocktail history
Given the simple ingredients of the Whiskey Sour – whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar – it most likely has been consumed under one name or another, or none, for a very long time. However, it appears to have been quite popular around the time of the United States Civil War.
In Jerry Thomas’ How to Mix Drinks, The Bon-vivant’s Companion published in 1862, he included Gin and Brandy Sours, but not a Whisky Sour on page 59 in the Fixes and Sours section, although it isn’t a big leap to try one with whisky.
Whiskey Sour cocktail recipe
2 jiggers Whiskey, juice of 1/2 Lemon, 1/2 teaspoon Sugar. Shake with ice. Serve in Delmonico glass. add Cherry and Orange slice.
- Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Whiskey Sour cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
The little bit of sugar cuts the tartness to just the right point. A very tasty cocktail.
Next up… Cocktail # 77, White Lion