Whiskey Sour (traditional)

Derives from the original 1850’s -Brandy Sour. Sours can be made with any spirit in which the fruit juices produce the “sour”.


  • 1 ¾ oz bourbon whiskey or blended scotch whisky
  • ⅔ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white*
  • dash gomme syrup


  • glass: cocktail
  • shaker


  1. In a shaker combine the whiskey, lemon juice, egg white, and syrup.
  2. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.

What you should know

Note: You can omit the traditional egg white. You can substitute the gomme syrup for ½ tsp powdered sugar.

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