The whiskey sour is a popular and refreshing alcoholic beverage that is easy and fun to make. The main ingredients of a whiskey sour are whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar, but there are some variations and garnishes you can try out. To make your own whiskey sour, mix 2 oz. of your favorite whiskey, the juice of half a lemon (or about 1 ½ oz.), and ½ teaspoon powdered sugar together in ice. For an authentic whiskey sour, shake it all together, and strain out the drink into an old-fashioned or “rocks” glass to drink either straight up or over ice.
For garnishes on your whiskey sour, there are several combinations. One of the most common whiskey sour garnishes is a maraschino cherry, and many bars include a piece of lemon rind or a small orange slice in their whiskey sours. Some people drink whiskey sours with a powdered sugar rim on the glass – this can help to combat the sourness of the lemon in the drink. For a powdered rim, simply wet the rim of the glass by rubbing a lemon slice around it, and then gently turn the glass upside-down and dab into a bowl of powdered sugar, shaking off the excess sugar afterward. Then pour your whiskey sour into the glass, along with any garnishes. How you garnish your whiskey sour is up to you so make it yours!