The Old Fashioned might be our one true cocktail love, but the classic whiskey sour is a close second. And as one might expect from longtime sour aficionados/nerds like us, we've got some advice for making your sours shine.

Visit our blog for advice on perfecting your sour technique (it's about making good choices, early and often) and picking the right cherry to garnish.

Scroll to the end of this recipe for some variations that make use of Proof Bitters to take your whiskey sours to a new level.


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Citrus Sour Proof Syrup
  • 1 Egg White (Optional)
  • Bitters (We recommend Proof Bitters)
  • Luxardo Cherry

Tools

Jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Rocks Glass


Steps

  1. Measure bourbon and Proof Syrup into cocktail shaker; add egg white and one whole ice cube.
  2. Shake until ice cube is dissolved; egg white should be frothy when finished. Strain into a chilled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a dash of bitters and a Luxardo cherry.

Variations

Peachtree Sour: Mix as directed; add 2 dashes of Peach Proof Bitters to cocktail shaker; garnish with an additional dash or two of Peach Proof Bitters, if desired.

Tiki Sour: Mix as directed; add 2 dashes of Coconut-Pineapple Proof Bitters to cocktail shaker; garnish with an additional dash or two of Coconut-Pineapple Proof Bitters.