Chivas Sour Cocktail

Easy

5 mins

WHISKY SOUR

Sour

Light, smooth and refreshing, the Whisky Sour is a classic for a reason, and remains a favorite easy drink recipe for whisky lovers. The recipe for a Whisky Sour may have evolved over time to include egg white for a creamy texture, but the full-bodied whisky flavor and refreshing sharp lemon notes remain the same timeless combination. This recipe calls for egg white, but you can use equal parts aquafaba (chickpea water) instead.

Chivas Sour Bottom

HOW TO MAKE IT

ingredients

method

WHISKY SOUR

Old Fashioned glass

2 parts
Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask
1 part
Lemon Juice
1 part
Simple Syrup
2 dashes
Angostura Bitters
1
Egg White
Lemon Slice, to garnish
Cherry, to garnish

WHISKY SOUR

Old Fashioned glass

2 parts
Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask
1 part
Lemon Juice
1 part
Simple Syrup
2 dashes
Angostura Bitters
1
Egg White
Lemon Slice, to garnish
Cherry, to garnish

WHISKY SOUR TIP

Egg white is used in cocktail recipes to add a silky texture and crisp foam top. Always shake cocktails with egg white twice so that the egg fully emulsifies for a smooth finish. The first time, shake everything together without ice – this is called a “dry shake.” Then, add your ice and shake to chill.

1

/4

SHAKE IT UP

Shake all ingredients together without ice

2

/4

SECOND SHAKE

Add ice and shake again for approximately 10 seconds

3

/4

POUR

Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

4

/4

SERVE

Garnish with lemon slice and cherry and serve

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WHISKY SOUR HISTORY

The Whisky Sour can be traced back to sailors in the 1700s. Sailors would bring large amounts of spirits on their journeys – such as whisky. They also brought citrus fruits, like lemon, to prevent scurvy. They married lemons with the long-lasting liquor, and the whisky sour was born.

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WHAT WHISKY IS BEST FOR A WHISKY SOUR?

To balance the Whisky Sour’s strong flavors, we recommend Chivas Extra 13 Sherry Cask. This whisky is partly matured in Oloroso sherry casks, which gives it flavors of sweet pears in syrup, cinnamon and crisp almonds – a perfect complement to this crowd-pleasing cocktail. Chivas 12 is also an excellent option.