PINHOOK MAGAZINE 2022.02.28
AUTHOR: Pinhook

A Classic Whiskey Sour Recipe

A Classic Whiskey Sour Recipe

AUTHOR: Pinhook

2022.02.28

A Classic Whiskey Sour Recipe

Spirit, citrus and sugar—the holy trinity of classic cocktail ingredients—combine to form the sour, one of the oldest types of cocktail. The first printed recipe appeared around 1862, although by whose hand is lost to history. The original incarnation of the drink called for whiskey, lemon juice, sugar and egg white, an ingredient that tames the tart flavor and creates a richer, smoother texture.

Whiskey Sour

PREP TIME: 1 min
TOTAL TIME: 4 min
YIELD: Single or Batch
Size

Single Serving

Ingredients
2 oz.Pinhook Bourbon
.75 oz.Demerara syrup
.5 oz.Lemon juice
.5 oz.Lime juice
1Egg white
3 dashesAngostura bitters
1Orange peel
1Maraschino cherry
Instructions
01Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously without ice.*
02Once the egg white is frothy, add ice and shake again to chill.
03Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a cherry.

*Pro tip: The “dry shake” followed by shaking again with fresh ice best brings the ingredients together into one cohesive package.


Size

For a Crowd

Ingredients
24 oz.Pinhook Bourbon
9 oz.Demerara syrup
6 oz.Lemon juice
6 oz.Lime juice
1Orange 
1 jarMaraschino cherries
Instructions
01Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly while diluting 5 ice cubes.
02Refrigerate until cold.
03Mix again before serving, and pour 3–4 oz. of mix over ice and garnish with and orange slice and cherry.