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Three Great Recipes for National Whiskey Sour Day

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Hopefully you’ve recovered from last weekend’s National Rum Day, because this Saturday August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day! The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour prepared in the world comes from a newspaper published in Wisconsin in 1870. The traditional whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white to make it a Boston Sour. It is shaken and served either straight or over ice. The traditional garnish is half an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. To help you celebrate we’ve collected some recipes from some of our favorite Whiskey brands, to show the variety of preparations :

Wild Turkey Whiskey Sour 101

Whiskey Sour Wild Turkey


  • 1.5 oz. Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. ounce honey
  • 1 fresh cherry
  • 1 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
  • Dollop of egg white


  1. Slice cherry from top to bottom five times around pit, and soak in a cup of Wild Turkey American Honey.
  2. Combine Wild Turkey Bourbon, grapefruit juice, lime juice and honey in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Froth egg white and add a dollop to the mixture.
  4. Shake and serve over ice. Garnish with Wild Turkey American Honey-soaked cherry.
Bulleit Rye Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour Bulleit


  • 2 oz. Bulleit Rye
  • 0.75 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of egg white (optional)
  • lemon wedge and maraschino cherry garnish


  1. To make simple syrup : Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved; remove from heat and cool
  2. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake well for 20 seconds. Add at least a cup of ice and shake for another 20 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon wedge and maraschino cherry on a skewer.
Crown Royal Whisky Sour

Whiskey Sour Crown Royal



  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.
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