- Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice and whiskey in a shaker. Fill with ice. Cover and shake for about 30 seconds, until the shaker is frosty. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with a maraschino cherry. This can also be served in tumblers full of ice.
Original recipe makes 3 servings
History of the Whiskey Sour
The oldest historical mention of a whisky sour prepared in the world comes from a newspaper published in Wisconsin in 1870.
In 1962, the Universidad del Cuyo published a story, which cited a Peruvian newspaper called El Comercio de Iquique as indicating that Elliott Stubb created the "whisky sour" in 1872