My wicked good whiskey sour cocktail recipe is a fresh take on the classic cocktail, beloved by many for over a hundred years! This delicious whiskey drink has only three ingredients which makes it perfect to serve at your next dinner party.
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This is a repost of my recipe! The original recipe was published in February of 2016. I decided to republish this whiskey sour cocktail because it’s actually one of the top 5 cocktails of 2017. Who knew? Certainly not me!
All the process photos are from the original post!
As the title says, this is a “wicked good” whiskey sour cocktail recipe! YUM. Even Christopher – who is not a fan of whiskey – loves it.
Say what? Who is that man standing before me, masquerading as my husband? Pod person, anyone?
So, what makes this recipe so yummy and so much better than any other whiskey sour cocktail I’ve tasted? The sour mix. Yup, it is so much better than buying sour mix from the store. I almost always make my own sour mix. Mainly because it tastes better than store bought, but also because I can control the ingredients; namely, sugars like high fructose corn syrup.
But never fear, there’s no high fructose corn syrup in this recipe!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m from Massachusetts so the title of this post is appropriate for me. I’ve said “wicked good” many, many times in my life. It cracks me up to hear characters in movies or television shows about people from Boston say “wicked”. They always sound funny and they don’t always use it correctly. I just shake my head and say, “They got that wicked wrong.”
On to the recipe:
The whiskey sour cocktail Ingredients and the mixing
Here are all of the ingredients needed to make this delicious cocktail: whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup. That’s it. Super easy and delicious.
Let’s get started.
I grabbed my well used, much loved cocktail shaker and fill it half way with ice.
Next, I take my mom’s favorite whiskey, Crown Royal, and pour 2 ounces in the measuring glass. It looks like I over poured in the photo below, but I didn’t. It’s the angle peeps, the angle. I pour it into the shaker.
Next up, I pour out 1 ounce of simple syrup. I’ll just remind everyone that you can make it yourself. What you do is take equal parts of water and sugar and boil it for 5 minutes. After it cools, I pour it into a bottle (that once contained store bought simple syrup) and store it for the next drinkie-poo!
Into the shaker it goes.
Next is the lemon juice. I cut a good sized lemon in half and squeeze it with my trusty lemon squeezer. Squeeze as much as you need to fill the measuring glass to 1 ounce.
Pour it in and cap the shaker so you can shake all the ingredients together.
I gather my garnish which is a couple of maraschino cherries.
I shake the shaker for 30 seconds before I pour it all, including the ice cubes, into my highball glass.
Plop! In goes the cherries!
That’s it. Easy peasy and ready to imbibe.
Here’s my aerial view photo.
And another photo, just because.
I hope you enjoy this whiskey sour cocktail recipe and you make it at your next party!! Please leave me a comment to tell me what whiskey cocktail you enjoy! I’d love to hear from you.
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 2 ounces whiskey I used Crown Royal
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce lemon freshly squeezed
- Fill a shaker half way with ice
Add whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup
Cap your shaker and shake for 30 seconds
- Pour contents of shaker in highball glass, including the ice
Grab the maraschino cherries and either skewer them or plop it on top
- Lift glass
This is just for one cocktail. Double it to make two!