Whisky Sour
by MyBeverageGuide

a cartoon style whisky sour cocktail in a tumbler
Image Source: made by supermachine.art

Recipe & Ingredients:

Garnish :

Preparation:

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Technique:

blend / wet-shake / strain

Glassware:

Rocks

Categories:
Sour Classic Fresh

Drink Description:

<<Frothy, sweet, and sour, with a lovely touch of bourbon. The all well-known Whisky Sour and our most favorite Sour of all time!>>

Podcast about the mixed drink

Mixing Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the shaker tin or spindle mixer tin.
  2. Dry blend the ingredients in the blender for about 10 seconds.
  3. If you used the spindle mixer tin, pour the liquid into a shaker.
  4. Add ice cubes.
  5. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  6. Strain into the prepared old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes.
  7. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Prepare your garnish.
  5. Add all the ingredients (except the egg white !) into the taller part of the Tin-in-Tin shaker.
  6. Add the egg white into the mixer tin.
  7. Set the speed of the spindle mixer to the lowest setting. Othwerwise it might spill over very quick!
  8. Dry blend the ingredients in the blender for about 10 seconds. If you want to dry shake instead, do it for roughly 20 seconds.
  9. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  10. Add around 4 to 5 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  11. Strain into the serving glass.
  12. Add your garnish.
  13. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

General

  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink. It will give you more control over the dilution.
  • Add the egg white always, at least, into your shaker. Otherwise, it might curdle too quickly and will not give the frothy foam by the end.
  • It might be helpful to add in the beginning lesser syrup. You can constantly adjust the sweetness after shaking the cocktail.

Glassware

  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • Try to keep the homemade syrup constantly refrigerated. It will often have a shorter expiration than store-bought syrups.

Technique

  • If you have a blender like a Hamilton Beach on the place. You can dry blend your cocktail that contains egg white. After adding ice cubes to the shaker, give it a good shake.

Mise en Place

Ice

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Bar Equipment

Jigger
Mesh Strainer
Tin Tin Shaker
Spindle Mixer
Zest Peeler

Garnish

1x orange twist

HOMEMADE INGREDIENTS

Fast Simple Syrup

This simple syrup is made within 5 Minutes just using boiled water and regular sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilogram
  • 1 litre hot water

Equipment:

  • 1x Bar Spoon
  • 1x Large Pitcher with Scale Line
  • 1x Hot Water Dispenser
  • 4x 500ml Glass Bottle
RECIPE

Editor Recipe Notes

A good question is what I can tell you about our Whisky Sour cocktail?
We have been using Buffalo Trace bourbon since the opening as a base. The lemon juice is squeezed on demand. The simple syrup is, of course, house-made.

In the beginning, we were always using fresh egg whites.
But if you sometimes sell a lot of the Whisky Sour, you need more Mise en Place, and you must crack the eggs a la minute.
The issue is that there are a lot of bacteria on the shell, and you always have to wash your hands after getting one egg white.
So we are using pasteurized egg white.
Some companies in Germany produce egg yolk products but don’t have a use for egg white (like Egg Liqueur). So they are selling it, making up about 30% of their revenue.

So the pasteurized egg white is safer to use and easier to store.
The issue is that the texture is different from a fresh one.

I like to use the Hamilton Beach Blender. I pour first the simple syrup, lemon juice, and bourbon into the cocktail shaker after I add the egg white. Then I use the hamilton blender with the shaker together. i let it blend for about 10-15 seconds. After, I give it a shake for about 10-15 seconds.
You will end up with every short diluted, and frothy cocktail. Luckily the foam always stays on top and looks incredible.

Essential Infos

Name
Whisky Sour
Style

Whiskey Sour

Bar Technique

wet shake
dry spindle mixing
zest a fruit

Ingredients by Category
Whisky-Bourbon
citrus juice
sugar syrup
egg
Garnish

orange twist

Color

transparent white

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

lemon
orange
cedarwood

Flavour

leather
oak
orange

Texture

astrigent tannins
clean
elegant

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