Whiskey Sour Cocktail: a timeless classic rediscovered - with this recipe

The Whiskey Sour Cocktail is a timeless classic among cocktails. Originally created in the 1860s, it combines the sweetness of sugar, the bitterness of whiskey and the acidity of citrus fruits to create an incomparable taste experience. Every sip is a journey into the past, to a time when the cocktail was still enjoyed in its original form. With this whisky sour recipe, we bring back the classic whisky sour and show you how to make this unique cocktail yourself.

Whiskey sour recipe: everything you need to know about this classic recipe
  • 60 ml whiskey
  • 30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Cocktail cherry and lemon slice for garnish
Step 1: Preparing the shaker

Start your journey into the world of whiskey sours by picking up your cocktail shaker. Feel the cool metal in your hand and imagine mixing your own perfect whiskey sour right away.

Step 2: Adding the ingredients

Open the bottle of your favorite whiskey and pour 60 ml into the shaker. Enjoy the aroma of the whiskey as it captivates your senses. Now add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and the sugar syrup. Close the shaker and prepare for the next step

Step 3: Dry shake

Now comes the special tip: the dry shake. Shake the cocktail vigorously, but without ice. Feel how the ingredients mix together and become a harmonious whole.

Step 4: Wet shake

Now add the ice and shake the cocktail vigorously again. Feel the shaker getting colder in your hand and the drink inside turning into an ice-cold, frothy dream. This step, known as the "Wet Shake", helps to combine the flavors and give the whiskey sour its characteristic, velvety texture.

Step 5: Serving the cocktail

Now it's time to serve the cocktail. Sift the whiskey sour into a copper cup and watch as the liquid foams and tingles. Garnish the cocktail with a cocktail cherry and a slice of lemon. They are the icing on the cake that makes your whiskey sour perfect.

Step 6: Enjoy your whiskey sour

Take a moment to admire your homemade whiskey sour before you take your first sip. Feel the coolness of the glass in your hand and smell the aroma of the cocktail. Cheers!

Enhance the taste experience with a Specter & Cup Copper Cup

The copper cups from Specter & Cup are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also improve the taste experience of your whiskey sour: because copper is an excellent conductor of heat, which means your cocktail stays cold for longer.

An additional benefit is that the copper cup adds a unique, rustic flair that goes perfectly with the whiskey sour. It's as if you're enjoying a cocktail in an old, atmospheric pub, even if you're actually at home. So a Specter & Cup copper cup is more than just a drink container, it's a way to take your cocktail experience to the next level.

With this whiskey sour recipe and the right utensils, you'll be well equipped to mix the perfect whiskey sour. It's not just a way to enjoy a delicious cocktail, but also a trip down memory lane to a time when the whiskey sour got its start.

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to mix and enjoy your own whiskey sour!

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