I fondly remember whiskey being the first dark liquor I ever tasted and I fell in love from the very start.  I actually think I like the smell of whiskey more than the taste. It’s a flavorful spirit and goes very well with a sweet mix like honey, cherry and peach or a sour mix like lemon or lime. According to Wikipedia the oldest mention of a Whiskey Sour cocktail was 1870. My absolute  favorite holiday cocktail is Evan Williams Whiskey Egg Nog, it’s egg nog whiskey straight from the bottle and ready to drink.  National Whiskey Sour Day is August 25th so I decided to make the classic drink.

For my Whiskey Sour I used Evan Williams Tennessee Whiskey.  It’s fairly affordable as the average price is $14-$17.


2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

1 oz Sour Mix (2 Freshly Squeezed Lemons and 2 Freshly Squeezed Limes)

1 oz Simple Syrup

Lemon Wheel Garnish (Optional)


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

Shake well.

Pour mix serve over ice

Add Lemon Wheel Garnish

*Makes Three Cocktails