Weekend Recipes: It’s National Whiskey Sour Day

Whiskey Sour Day is coming up on August 25th, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by, you know, drinking the drink. Local bartenders are mixing up tasty sours all over the city now that outdoor dining is still a thing, and if you are staying in you can enjoy these favorite recipes below:


1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

.5 oz lemon juice

.5 oz simple syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters

Add in optional egg white

Garnish: Lemon Curl

Glassware: Rocks glass

Preparation: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake hard for 7–10 seconds (double this if you’re using egg white) to mix all the ingredients. Strain into a glass, remove the ice and shake again without ice. Strain and serve either neat or over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon curl.


1.5 oz Buchanan’s Deluxe.5 oz lemon juice

4–5 Blackberries, muddled

.75 Honey Syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water)

.5 oz Chambord

.75 oz Lemon Juice

Garnish: Mint Bouquet + Lemon

Preparation: Lightly muddle 4–5 blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Double strain so seeds of the blackberries don’t leak through. Pour over crushed ice in a rocks glass.

Garnish cocktail with mint bouquet and lemon zest.


1 Part Lemon (If you don’t have fresh you can use frozen from grocery store)


¾ Part Ancho Reyes Liqueur

1 Part Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

1 Part Balvenie Weak of Peat

1 Egg White (Optional)

Garnish (Angostura bitters)

METHOD: Add all ingredients (except egg) to shake with ice. If using an egg, separately shake briefly without ice first, then combine and shake with Ice and. Place in a Champagne Flute or Coupe. Add Garnish.


2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
Garnish with lemon wedge & cherry


In a shaker, add Proper No. Twelve whiskey, fresh lemon juice & simple syrup
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Garnish with a lemon wedge & cherry

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