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How to make the ultimate whiskey sour

There’s more to whiskey than serving it on the rocks. 


All you need is whiskey, lemon and eggs...

When it comes to making a whiskey sour, you can go in a few different directions.

If you’re feeling lazy, you can obviously go for a premade sour mix and, well, whiskey. Simple. However, if you want a true whiskey sour and to not offend bartenders everywhere, you’re going to need egg whites and lemon to make up the body and foamy head of this classic cocktail.

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Either way, the overall flavour of the drink is going to come down to one thing: which whiskey you choose. A bad whiskey is going to produce a bad whiskey sour - all of the lemons in the world won't hide that flavour. So put down that bottle old booze and instead break out the good stuff - trust us, it's worth it. 

Now that's settled, it's time to skip straight to the 'how-to'. We hit up the experts at the Urchin Bar at Cliff Townhouse for all there is to know about making the ultimate whiskey sour...

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Whiskey sour image by @mooganphoto on Instagram.
Whiskey sour image by @mooganphoto on Instagram.

The ultimate whiskey sour recipe


  • 50ml DWD whiskey
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 30ml egg white


  1. Put all the ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake first, then add ice and shake again.
  2. Fine strain into a sour glass and garnish with lemon peel and cherry.

For even more delicious cocktail recipes you can make at home, click here. 

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