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.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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