Spirit, citrus and sugar—the original big three—come together in the Whiskey Sour, whose history stretches back to the Lincoln administration. Few drinks in the cocktail canon are as quick to satisfy and endlessly mutable as the Whiskey Sour. Add a flourish to any component, and you have your own personal spin on this classic sour. We like our Whiskey Sour thickened with egg white and a few dashes of aromatic bitters for a complementary spice note.
Watch Now: Traditional Whiskey Sour Recipe
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce egg white (optional)
- Garnish: Angostura bitters
Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (no ice).
Add ice and shake again.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with 3 or 4 drops of Angostura bitters.