Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

August 25: National Whiskey Sour Day

We somehow acquired some liquor samples on our shelf over the years. They are used more for cooking and baking than making mixed drinks. However, Islander tries to be a bartender for our blog on national liquor holidays, while Highlander is the occasional taste-tester of her spirited experiments. Below is a recipe for a Bourbon-based lemony libation that we made for National Whiskey Sour Day.


(Adapted from Mix That Drink)


  • 1.5 ounces whiskey (we used Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ice
  • maraschino cherry


Pour the whiskey, sugar and lemon juice in a shaker with ice.  Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Whiskey Sour


  • Whiskey Sour may be served with or without ice, depending on one’s preferences.
  • A thin slice or curled peel of orange (traditional), lemon or lime may also be used to garnish the rim of the cocktail glass.