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Shaken Whiskey Sour Cocktail

December 31, 2019 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This ultimate Whiskey Sour Recipe features smooth bourbon shaken with citrus juices, orange bitters, simple syrup, grenadine, & topped with a perfect egg white foam! The easiest, tastiest Whiskey cocktail!

Whisky Sour Cocktail

I can remember ordering a whiskey sour for the very first time when I turned 21. I felt oh so fancy and after one sip, I was hooked. Smooth bourbon mixed with lime juice and orange bitters punch. What more could you want in a whiskey cocktail? Whiskey sours became my go-to order and favorite.

There is something magical about ordering a cocktail and watching the bartender make it in front of you like a magic trick. However, the price tag for these little cocktails was not magical.

I decided to try to become my own bartender and recreate my favorite at home. It took me purchasing the best cocktail-making set and a couple of attempts, but here it is. The easiest, yummiest homemade whiskey sour you could ever dream of!

egg white topped whiskey sour cocktail garnished with a cherry and orange rind in a high ball glass.

What Makes This The Best Whiskey Cocktail

This ultimate Whiskey Sour Recipe features smooth bourbon shaken with citrus juices, orange bitters, simple syrup, grenadine, & topped with a perfect egg white foam! The easiest, tastiest Whiskey cocktail!

The best part is, while it may look like a fancy cocktail, it takes under 3 minutes to make! Throw all the ingredients in your favorite cocktail shaker, shake, pour over ice, and top with a cherry & orange rind. Your friends will literally think you hired a mixologist!

Ingredient Notes

Raw Egg White

To get the foam top, the egg white in your whiskey sour is key. However, you can omit the egg white and still make a perfect delicious whiskey sour without the foam top. I find that the egg white adds a ton of nice texture without adding any additional flavor. It’s a great addition to a beautiful cocktail.

Best Whiskey for a Whisky Sour

There really isn’t a “wrong” whiskey to use to make this whiskey sour recipe. It really is all based on your preference. Below are my favorites to use in this classic cocktail.

  • Markers Mark 46
  • Breckenridge
  • Woodford Reserve
  • Buffalo Trace
ingredients needed to make the ultimate whiskey sour cocktail, including bourbon, orange bitters, lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup, grenadine, and egg whites

Peachy Tips & Tricks

Shaking your Whiskey Sour

  • I use a method call “Dry Shaken“. This is my favorite way to shake my cocktails. For this method, shake the cocktail shaker for 10 seconds without ice then add a couple of ice cubes and shake another 20 seconds.

Best Cocktail Mixing Set

  • Becoming your own Bartender requires a few tools that are key to have on hand when making any cocktail. But, they really are the gift that keeps on giving. My favorite cocktail mixing set includes: Cocktail Shaker, Jigger, Cocktail Mixing Spoon, Strainer, Ice Thong, Bottle Opener, & a Stylish Wooden Stand to hold all the tools!
closeup of whiskey sour in a high ball glass showing the egg white foam on top with orange rind and cherry

FAQs

Shaken Whiskey Sour Cocktail: FAQs

Is it okay to consume raw egg white?

If you are worried about salmonella, the chances of getting it from a raw egg is pretty low. However, it still bothers you, purchase pasteurized eggs. This process heats the eggs for a period of time killing any bacteria in the egg. You can find pasteurized eggs at your local grocery store!

How do I garnish a whiskey sour?

I think the raw egg white foam on the top adds such a lovely garnish to this whiskey sour. It doesn’t need much else. I top with a stemmed cherry and an orange rind, but feel free to serve this cocktail the way you like it!raw

Are there any other egg white cocktails?

Yes! As a matter of fact, I have this delicious Spicy Jalapeño Margarita that also features the beautiful egg white foam!

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Shaken Whiskey Sour Cocktail

This ultimate Whiskey Sour Recipe features smooth bourbon shaken with citrus juices, orange bitters, simple syrup, grenadine, & topped with a perfect egg white foam! The easiest, tastiest Whiskey cocktail!

 

  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 1/2 tsp grenadine syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions

Notes

  • The egg white is key to getting the delicious foam top. 
  • I prefer orange bitters in my whisky sour, but if you are not a fan you can substitute Angostura Bitters. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks/Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Whisky Sour, Cocktails, Whisk Sour Cocktails, Classic Cocktails

11 thoughts on "Shaken Whiskey Sour Cocktail"

  1. Emma says:

    So so good! Love these for a stay home date night

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you so much. I enjoy them way better at home instead of out and about!

  2. Tina says:

    These drinks are life changing. Such great flavor and absolutely beautiful.

    1. Tina says:

      Certainly worth five stars………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Ashley McCrary says:

        Thank you

  3. Angela says:

    Made this a while back and had to come back to it because of this little thing called life or for reals it’s because of COVID -19 . And boy did this hit the spot after a long night at the hospital.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      YAY!!!!!!!! Thanks for the kind words of support Angela

  4. Emilee says:

    Just made this… OMG so good!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy you liked it!

  5. Nola says:

    Soooooooo good! I dry shook for 45 seconds and poured over ice! Delish!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear!


 

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