A simple mix of spirit, citrus and sweetener, the Whiskey Sour is one of the world’s most enduring cocktail formulas. The balance of dark woody flavors and bright citrus also makes the drink infinitely malleable. Here are a few riffs on the classic to try as the weather gets cooler.
Bourbon and mezcal make for a surprisingly harmonious combo.
Think of this cocktail as a cross between the Rusty Nail and the Whiskey Sour.
Barolo Chinato deepens the flavors of the classic Whiskey Sour.
New York Sour
All the deliciousness of a Whiskey Sour with the added boost of a wine float.
The New York Sour gets a Canadian twist.
Sweet peaches infused with smoky mezcal add a twist to this Whiskey Sour.
This riff features a citrusy burst of kumquat.
An easy-going mix of bourbon, lemon and honey.
A relative of the Whiskey Sour thought to have been invented at Boston’s Locke-Ober Café in 1898.
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