A whiskey sour is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. The classic whiskey sour is made with bourbon or whiskey, lemon juice, and a touch of sugar for sweetness. The whiskey sour was first mentioned in The Bartenders Guide by Jerry Thomas in 1862. However, whiskey sours were most likely consumed long before this. We can thank sailors for this delicious cocktail, as we can for many other spirits and cocktails.
1. Add bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup into shaker
2. Shake with ice and strain into chilled rocks glass
3. Garnish with expressed lemon peel