The Whiskey Sour

So you might have heard that we’re a little busy this week, so I’ll keep this quick. Today we’re talking about a venerable workhorse in the cocktail kingdom, the simple but solid and delicious Whiskey Sour. – Andrew



Illustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Whiskey Sour

2 oz Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup

Combine everything with lots of ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.


The Whiskey Sour is sweet and tart and richly oaky. It’s a basic but venerable drink, quick to whip up and quick to hit the spot. It’s easy to over-sweeten this drink, so stick with a 1:1 simple syrup. If you’re using a sweeter bourbon, consider dropping the simple syrup down to 3/4 of an ounce. A dash of aromatic bitters, though not traditional, can also round out this drink nicely.


And with that, I have to go change some diapers and stop a toddler from chasing the cats.

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

(p.s. The gorgeous muddler in the photos above is from AHeirloom! –Nole)