whiskey sour


: a cocktail usually consisting of whiskey, sugar, and lemon juice shaken with ice

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This margarita-whiskey sour combo is a must-have at any Mexican-theme celebration. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Oct. 2022 This rosemary-garnished take on the humble whiskey sour is both elegant and easy to make. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 17 Oct. 2022 Tokio Sour, is a riff on a whiskey sour with Suntory Toki Whisky, yuzi and egg white. Tatyana Turner, Chicago Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 For those just dipping a toe into bourbon, a classic whiskey sour is a great place to start. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 28 Sep. 2022 There’s something about a high-quality cherry garnish that makes any drink feel fancier, from a lemon LaCroix to a flute of Champagne to an amaretto or whiskey sour. Kelsey Ogletree, Bon Appétit, 25 June 2022 Whiskey Sour Cherry Cobbler Inspired by a whiskey sour cocktail, which uses a maraschino cherry as its garnish, whiskey, lemon juice and cherry bitters combine to amplify the flavor of cherries in a simple, intoxicating cobbler. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 Go for the catch of the day, rounded out with macadamia nut crab cakes and a whiskey sour made with liliko'i. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 10 May 2022 The promise of a cold whiskey sour after a long day at work. Mehreen Karim, Bon Appétit, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whiskey sour was circa 1889

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“Whiskey sour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiskey%20sour. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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