How to Make a Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour is a drink which is made after combining whiskey, lemon juice, sugar and egg white. The ingredients are thoroughly mixed in a cocktail shaker and are then strained. You can use a whisker or an electric mixer to get the best results. The drink can be served with or without ice and can be garnished with either half an orange slice or a maraschino cherry.

Prep time: 10 min
Yield:  2 servings
Utensils: Glass, spoon, cocktail shaker, strainer

Whiskey: 30 ml
Lemon juice: 30 ml
Powdered sugar: 1 teaspoon
Egg white


  • 1

    Gather all the ingredients

    First of all, gather all the ingredients in one place. You need make sure everything is ready and at hand before you start the process so you don't have to look for sugar or lemons after adding whiskey to the cocktail shaker.

  • 2

    Add whiskey and lemon juice to the cocktail shaker

    Pour the respective quantities of whiskey and lemon juice in the cocktail shaker carefully. You can also add ice in the cocktail shaker along with the whiskey and the lemon juice but it is recommended that you add ice directly to the glass before serving it. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a large bowl and a whisk to thoroughly mix all the ingredients. However, a bowl will require more effort and time.

  • 3

    Add egg white and sugar

    After adding whiskey and lemon juice, add the teaspoon of sugar and the egg white to the cocktail shaker (or the bowl, if you are using one). You should break the egg in a separate bowl to easily extract the egg white and avoid the yolk.

  • 4

    Shake well before serving

    After adding all the ingredients, shake them well until they are completely combined. It is advised to shake the cocktail shaker about 20-30 times before you strain the liquid. Strain the liquid into a martini glass so that any seeds or sugar grains are separated. Finally, add ice to the martini glass and serve the drink immediately.

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