Sour mixes are the easy way out. This is the 19th Century way to make a whiskey sour, and it still stands tall over 200 years later. The key is to find the right balance of citrus and sugar, but if you follow the recipe you’re in good hands.


  • 60ml of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 4 dashes freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 bar spoon of granulated suga
  • 1 splash sparkling wate


  • Dissolve the sugar with lemon juice and sparking water in a mixing glass
  • Add whiskey and fill with ice
  • Stir well
  • Strain into a sour glass
  • Garnish with a cherry
  • This method let’s the whiskey do the talking

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