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Bourbon Whiskey Sour

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Bourbon Whiskey Sour with Egg White Foam

Bourbon Whiskey Sour Ingredients

Say hello to the Bourbon Sour – a refreshingly sweet and lemony classic cocktail perfect for a Spring or Summer gathering. Don’t let the egg white foam intimidate you – this easy cocktail recipe is a breeze to make and will have your taste buds shouting for more. So get shaking, it’s the perfect time to show off your bartending skills!

  • Good Bourbon (We used Eagle Rare)
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Lemon Peel

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

How to Make a Simple Syrup

  • To make simple syrup it is a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar heated over medium-low until sugar melts. I typically will do 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. 

First, gather and prep your ingredients. Crack your egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Next, squeeze your lemons for fresh juice.

Add ice and all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. This is going to create that silky foam top. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with a lemon twist. 

The egg white gives this cocktail that silky foam top. Since we use egg white in our whiskey sours they are often also referred to as a Boston Sour. 

Bourbon Whiskey Sour


A gorgeous lemon twist comes with a little practice. First, you need a really good peeler. I recommend the Titan Peelers. I have had mine for over 10 years now and put many miles on it and it still works like a champ! 

When you peel your lemon try not to get any of the pith. The pith is the white stringy puffy stuff under the skin of the fruit. 

Peel a long strip. Either by hand or wrap around a bar spoon twist the lemon peel creating a hollow straw. You want to do this over the drink so the oils will spritz misting the top of the cocktail. Delicately place the lemon twist on top of the foam. 


Serve Bourbon Whiskey Sour in an Old Fashioned Glass.

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Bourbon Whiskey Sour

Bourbon Whiskey Sour

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Bourbon whiskey sour with egg white


  • 3 oz bourbon, we used Eagle Rare
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 spoonful egg white
  • 1 lemon twist, garnish


  1. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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