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Whiskey Sour for One (or 8)

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One small change makes this classic cocktail even better, and quick & easy to make at home.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 5 minutes


  • One serving:
    2 oz (4 Tbsp) whiskey
    1 oz (2 Tbsp--about 1 lemon) fresh lemon juice
    3/4 oz (1 1/2 Tbsp) pure maple syrup
    Orange peel and/or cocktail cherry for garnish

Number of Servings

  • 1 (or 8)


  • Coctail shaker or jar with tight-fitting lid


  • Squeeze the lemon, if you're using a fresh one

Additional Notes

For eight servings of the sour mix:
1 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup maple syrup
(Then add 3 1/2 Tbsp of the mix to 4 Tbsp whiskey for each glass.)

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