Whiskey Sour

A liquid legend among the classic cocktails!
Original Whiskey Sour Cocktail Rezept
mittelstark (11% - 19%)
Historical era (before 1860)
Created by:
Jerry Thomas
Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is one of the time-honored classics of cocktail culture. The drink was first mentioned in writing in the 1862 book “The Bartender’s Guide” by Jerry Thomas – for many the forefather of modern cocktail culture.

With its more than 150 years, the Whiskey Sour is one of the oldest cocktails that are still enjoyed today almost unchanged and still enjoys a great popularity. So if you ever want to feel like a real cowboy, ordering a drink in the saloon in the evening and knocking the prairie dust off your shoulder, the Whiskey Sour is the perfect cocktail for you.

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time2 min
  • Total Time3 min
  • Yield1 jar
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Energy195 cal
  • Cuisine
    • amerikanisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Shaken


For the whiskey sour

  • 60 ml rye whiskey
  • 30 ml lemon juice (fresh)
  • 15 ml sugar syrup (1:1)
  • 1 egg white (size S)
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)
  • Orange slice (optional)
  • Ice cube


  • Shaker
  • Citrus juicer
  • Hawthorn sieve
  • Old Fashioned Glass


Fill a (pre-chilled) Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes and provide.
Add whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg whites and a handful of ice cubes to a shaker. Shake vigorously(!) for 10 seconds.
Strain the cocktail over the ice into the Old Fashioned glass using a bar strainer. Serve with a slice of orange and a Maraschino cherry . Ready is your homemade original whiskey sour!

The most common mistake with a whiskey sour is too little foam due to too much ice when shaken. Therefore, rather give 1-2 ice cubes less in your shaker. The ice cream must move to properly whip the egg whites.

  • 1 servings per container
  • Serving Size120 ml
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories195
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Carbohydrate9.2 g275 g3.35%
  • Total Sugars9.1 g
  • Protein1.8 g50 g3.6%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0.15 IU800 IU0.02%
  • Calcium5 mg1300 mg0.38%
  • Iron0.1 mg18 mg0.56%
  • Potassium64.5 mg4700 mg1.37%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)16.1 mg90 mg17.89%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)0.3 IU33 IU0.91%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.015 mg1.2 mg1.25%
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg1.3 mg7.69%
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)0.015 mcg2.4 mcg0.63%
  • Phosphorus6.5 mg1250 mg0.52%
  • Iodine1.5 mcg150 mcg1%
  • Magnesium7.8 mg420 mg1.86%
  • Copper0.1 mg0.9 mg11.11%
  • Chloride1.4 mg2300 mg0.06%
  • Alkohol21.6 g

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