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.

Chef John
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. 103.9 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
As always, Chef John hits it out of the park. I feel somewhat responsible for this recipe since I pestered and pestered for it so you are all welcome :). Seriously, thank you Chef. Made this the second you posted it. I like it with the egg white, my Michelle does not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
As always, Chef John hits it out of the park. I feel somewhat responsible for this recipe since I pestered and pestered for it so you are all welcome :). Seriously, thank you Chef. Made this the second you posted it. I like it with the egg white, my Michelle does not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
As always, Chef John hits it out of the park. I feel somewhat responsible for this recipe since I pestered and pestered for it so you are all welcome :). Seriously, thank you Chef. Made this the second you posted it. I like it with the egg white, my Michelle does not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2020
Beautiful and Delicious. Perfect quarantine drink!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
Excellent proportions. More egg white than I usually use, but you can't argue with velvety mouth feel. I prefer to use an immersion blender rather than a dry shake. I get a frothier result and none of the "leakage" I sometimes get with a dry shake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2020
Great recipe, really enjoyed. I found 3/4 oz syrup was a bit too sweet for my taste, so I just use 1/2 ounce syrup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2020
Wow, that’s delicious! This will be my Summer of 2020 drink! Read More
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