Cocktail drink whiskey sour at barcounter in night club or restaurant.
The Ingredient That Will Elevate Your Homemade Whiskey Sour
First recorded by Jerry Thomas in 1862, the recipe for the classic whiskey sour hasn't changed much over the years, with a bittersweet combo of whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.
However, even the most storied traditional cocktails can be played with and elevated with a modern touch. That’s where simple syrup comes in for your whiskey sour.
Simple syrup is a 1:1 blend of water and sugar. When added to a whiskey sour, the syrup sweetens the drink without adding the gritty texture of granulated sugar.
While simple syrup is a favorite of pro bartenders, making it yourself is easy as pie. Simply dissolve granulated white sugar in boiling water and then refrigerate the liquid.
The syrup lasts in the fridge for about a month, but you can also freeze it and then defrost it for an extra-smooth whiskey sour any time you get a craving.