A simple mix of spirit, citrus and sweetener, the Whiskey Sour is one of the world’s most enduring cocktail formulas. The balance of dark woody flavors and bright citrus also makes the drink infinitely malleable. Here are a few riffs on the classic to try as the weather gets cooler.
A rich twist on the New York Sour that’s refreshing no matter the season.
An easy-going mix of bourbon, lemon and honey.
To create a liquid homage to LA, bartender Adam Fournier offers this modern update on the Los Angeles Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book.
This simple spin on a Whiskey Sour combines the richness of maple syrup with the spice of cinnamon.
The bar team at The Franklin created this whiskey sour riff to take the edge off those long New Orleans summers.
This Whisky Sour taps the depth and smokiness of two types of Scotch.
This riff features a citrusy burst of kumquat.
Barolo Chinato deepens the flavors of the classic Whiskey Sour.
This Canadian version of the New York Sour matches rye whiskey and maple syrup with lemon juice and a float of dry red wine.
Passion fruit and vanilla lend tropical warmth to the Whiskey Sour.