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Day drinking is the best drinking, and if that day happens to be a very sunny, hot day, there's no better cocktail to enjoy than a classic whiskey sour. I'm very excited to show you my favorite formula for this incredibly refreshing, super simple, absolutely delicious drink. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a Luxardo cherry.


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
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30 mins
1 cocktail


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the Simple Syrup (makes about 1/2 cup):


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring sugar and water to a simmer in a small pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Turn off heat, transfer to a bowl, and let syrup cool completely before using, 15 to 20 minutes.n

  • Pour 3/4 fluid ounce simple syrup, bourbon, lemon juice, bitters, and egg white into a large cocktail shaker. Cover with a smaller cocktail shaker, or top, and give the cocktail a "dry shake" without ice, about 30 seconds.n

  • Add 3 ice cubes to the mixture, cover, and shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold and the outside is frosty, about 45 seconds. Uncover and strain into a rocks glass containing one large ice cube. Serve immediately.n

Chef's Note:

You can use regular bitters instead of orange if you like.

Editor's Notes:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of simple syrup. The actual amount of syrup consumed is 3/4 fluid ounces per cocktail.

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg.

Nutrition Facts

555 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 103.9g; sodium 60mg. Full Nutrition