Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

Most of the time, I decide what to make based on what I’m craving. But in this case, I made something my husband loves. He’d had a whiskey sour with egg white foam years ago, and hadn’t been able to find one again that was just the way he liked it.

I enjoy taking on a challenge like this to recreate something in the kitchen. It feels good to not only be creative, but also bring back good food memories for people I love.

The ingredients for this whiskey sour are pretty simple. Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, an egg white, and maraschino cherry garnish.

I like using a glass cocktail shaker for this recipe so I can see the foam developing. Another kitchen tool I love for this recipe is my mini liquid measuring cup. I use this handy little measuring cup for all sorts of things! It’s a really great tool to have around!

Does the thought of using an egg white in a cocktail sound weird to you? I promise you there’s no “eggy” flavor. It just adds a creamy, foamy top that compliments the tartness of the lemon. Think of it like how a meringue balances out lemon in a pie. Also, I don’t worry about the fact that it’s raw since our eggs are pasteurized and we’re shaking it with alcohol and lemon juice. Leave it out if you feel you must, but I hope you’ll try it!

Make a whiskey sour for someone you love, and let me know what you think! 🙂


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Whiskey Sour

A classic, sweet and sour cocktail with a thick layer of foam on top. 

Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 ½ oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Ice


  1. Add bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, bitters, and a small handful of ice into a shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously for about a minute or until it gets frothy on top.
  3. Prepare a glass with ice and a maraschino cherry and strain the shaken mixture into it.

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