Balance is key to making the perfect whiskey sour. Too much of one ingredient will over-power the others, so stay true to the proportions in this cocktail. Fresh ingredients are always key to a perfect cocktail, so don’t cheat yourself, by using store-bought items.

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  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ orange wheel (for serving)
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)


  1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain the cocktail through a strainer into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.

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