Let’s be honest, you’re pretty cool if you drink Whiskey Sours, which means you’re even cooler if you can make them

There’s just something about a Whiskey Sour cocktail and that has an heir of sophistication to it. We respect those who drink them and we respect the people who can make them even more, so really, why wouldn’t you want to learn how?

We’ve got the ultimate Whiskey Sours recipe that is simply superior to the rest, so give it a go:


A shaker
A strainer
A short glass

Whisky Sour ingredients

50ml Monkey Shoulder Whisky
12.5ml sugar syrup
12.5ml lemon
25ml egg whites
3 dash bitters

Garnish with cherries

How to make a Whisky Sour

  1. Add all ingredients, except the ice into the shaker and shake for about 10 seconds.
  2. Add in the cubed ice and shake it (like a polaroid picture) for another 10 seconds.
  3. Strain over fresh ice into a glass and pop a cherry on top, if you’re feeling fancy.

There you have it. Make them for your friends sometime – they taste amazing, plus they’ll be impressed that you’ve managed to do something with whisky beside adding coke to it.

If you want to learn even more, we’d recommend booking into one of our Cocktail Masterclasses. No pressure though – it’s not like we’re a world-leading purveyor of alcoholic beverages or anything, right?

We’re good at the classics, so why not try your hand at another one of our recipes?

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