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Classic Whiskey Sour

Sweet, sour and everything delicious. The whiskey sour is one of the best all-time classic cocktails. If you’re looking to impress your friends with a flavoursome cocktail, learn how to make a whiskey sour, it’s a sure-fire way to keep them sweet (not sour!).

What do you need


  • 50 ml Jameson Select Reserve
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 15 Egg White
  • ml Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Lemon
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • 1⅔ Parts Jameson Select Reserve
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 15 Egg White
  • Part Ice Cubes
  • 1 Spiral Lemon
  • ⅚ Parts Lemon Juice
  • ½ Parts Simple Syrup

How to make

  1. Fill a shaker with ice, and then add your Jameson Select Reserve, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white and 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.

  2. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass, before garnishing with a lemon twist.

About this Cocktail

One of the most popular cocktails ever made, the Whiskey Sour combines three main ingredients – Sweet, Sour & Whiskey. However, this twist uses our very own Jameson Select Reserve, which brings the perfect level of smoothness for this creamy, frothy drink.

Whiskey Sour FAQs

What is the best whiskey for whiskey sour?

A smooth Irish whiskey like our Jameson Select Reserve is the perfect base for a whiskey sour.

What is the difference between a whiskey sour and old-fashioned?

Whilst both are whiskey cocktails with similar ingredients, whiskey sours use lemon juice and egg whites and old fashioneds don’t.

Is whiskey sour served over ice?

A whiskey sour should not be drunk with ice. This will only dilute the flavour as it melts, and your last sip should be just as good as your first! Ice should only be used to mix the cocktail using a cocktail shaker.

Why does whiskey sour have egg?

Egg white tames the sour flavour and gives the cocktail a richer, smoother texture.

Can you make a whiskey sour without egg white?

Of course! You can still make a delicious whiskey sour without egg white. Aquafaba (chickpea water) is a popular substitute for egg whites in whiskey sours.