I'm not a fan of store-bought sour mix, so I came up with my own version.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir simple syrup, whiskey, and lemon juice together in a glass. Stir in ice. Garnish with cherry.

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Cook's Notes:

I like my whiskey sour to have a little extra dash of lemon and whiskey. My husband likes to add a little extra dash of the simple syrup. So you can adjust this easily to suit your taste.

To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 2/3 cup white sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 42.1g 14% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 2.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2017
Perfect light drink. I added more cherries and a bit of the juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2020
Needs more bourbon Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2017
As written, it was way too sweet and didn't have enough whiskey (yet I am not a fan of very strong drinks). I doubled the lemon and the whiskey and kept the simple syrup the same and it was pretty darn good. Giving it 4 stars though because it is easy to change it to suit your taste, as Hot Mama states. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2017
I am giving this a five star rating based on the mix of the lemon juice/simple syrup. I doubled the whiskey (Jack Daniel's) but still had to add more. Maybe I just prefer a strong drink, but I don't think this drink should be downgraded starwise because of that! I would definitely make this again with a triple dose of whiskey! Thanks, HotMama! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2017
Perfect light drink. I added more cherries and a bit of the juice. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2020
Needs more bourbon Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2018
3.29.18 In college we used to throw into the blender a can each of frozen lemonade concentrate whiskey and water. This is the first time I've made one from scratch. It's been many years since I've had a whiskey sour but for my taste I did add more booze and lemon juice. Good enjoyed it! Read More