Whiskey sour ingredients are few but potent. It’s almost a miracle. Bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup together make the closest thing to adult candy the world has ever seen. Some say it’s like a lemonhead.
A common wisdom for proportioning a party punch is “one sour, two sweet, three strong, four week.” This is similar to how a whiskey sour is constructed, which is probably why it’s such a crowd-pleaser.
Why Everyone Loves Whiskey Sours
This whiskey drink dates back to 1862. An early form of the whiskey sour was served to sailors, using the citrus to help them fight scurvy.
Today, the whiskey sour is an oft-ordered drink at any bar. Bartenders in the past have used eggs to add some froth to the cocktail, but a whiskey sour is great with or without it.
You can start with the basic whiskey sour recipe, or you can take it to the next level with a few other cocktail ingredients. As long as that you keep that classic “sweet and sour” flavor, there’s no way to go wrong.
You can go the route of an Eastern Sour by adding orange juice to the traditional whiskey sour recipe. These typically take bourbon and call for a cherry on top. It’s a fruitier, more vitamin-packed take on the whiskey sour drink. You can also add orange marmalade to a whiskey sour for added sweetness.
Check out this list of whiskey sour cocktails – and sour whiskey cocktails – that you can make right at home this weekend.
Learn how to make a perfect whiskey sour or try a new twist on the classic recipe with your friends and family today!
Whiskey Sour with Marmalade
If you're looking to try a delicious new twist on the classic Whiskey Sour, you have to try out this Eastern Sour cocktail.
Whiskey Long Island
St Patrick’s Jungle Juice
The Green Destiny
The Green Destiny is one of those beautiful Jack Daniel's cocktails that's gorgeous, sweet, and perfect for anybody who loves a strong whiskey cocktail recipe.
Strawberry Whiskey Sour
Here it comes folks, it's the Lynchburg Lemonade.
For all of you sour whiskey drink lovers out there, we have this beautiful Irish Lemonade cocktail.
Pomegranate Whiskey Sour
Good gravy, this Pomegranate Whiskey Sour is delicious!
Green Tea Shot
Go green with this Irish whiskey shot! Even though this Green Tea Shot doesn't actually contain green tea, it still somehow tastes as if it does.
420 Liquid Marijuana Jungle Juice
Get litty with this tropical melon rum punch recipe!
Pink Panty Dropper Punch
This beerified vodka lemonade will have you holding on to your panties. So grab a glass and sip on this perfect pink vodka punch recipe.
This berry vodka mixed drink is way tastier than the name suggests. Hydrate while you drink by combining vodka, Triple Sec, Mixed Berry Powerade, and lemon lime soda.
This luscious-tasting lagoon cocktail combines vodka, Blue Curaçao, lemonade, and lime juice.
Taste the Rainbow
Taste the rainbow with this colorful fruity layered vodka cocktail recipe.
Captain on Acid Shot
Whip up one or a few of these layered coconut rum shots. With pineapple juice, grenadine, and blue curacao, it’s one colorful shooter recipe.
Jamaican Rum Punch
This classic rum punch recipe is heavy on the punch with three types of rum, tropical fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine.
This classic tropical cocktail will have you feeling like its namesake with three types of rum, apricot brandy, pineapple and citrus juice, and a touch of grenadine.
With one side a strawberry daiquiri and the other a creamy pina colada, you can have the best of both worlds with this 2-in-1 fruity frozen cocktail.