BLAC Happy Hour Classics: The Best Whiskey Sour Recipe With Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

BLAC Happy Hour Classics: The Whiskey Sour
BLAC Happy Hour Classics: The Whiskey Sour

The whiskey sour is one of the best classic cocktails because it’s easy to make, and the recipe is the base for the entire family of sour drinks. There are also a variety of adjustments you can make to ensure it suits your taste perfectly. As the name suggests, this cocktail is sour. The flavor is balanced and complemented by the sweetness of the whiskey and simple syrup, so it’s not too tart. Try it with the ratio suggested in the recipe, give it a taste, and then adjust your next drink as needed.

BLAC added Uncle Nearest premium whiskey, one of the most awarded whiskey’s in America in honor of the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green, to the recipe for a little extra soul.

BLAC Happy Hour Classics: The Whiskey Sour

A Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe

The key to an excellent whiskey sour? Getting the balance just right. This whiskey sour recipe has all the right proportions of bright, bracing lemon juice; warming, floral bourbon; and sweet simple syrup to deliver a refreshing cocktail that’s neither too cloying nor too biting.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Serving


  • 1 Shaker
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Juicer
  • 1 Rocks Single Cocktail Glass


  • 2 Ounces Bourbon
  • 3/4 Ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Ounce Simple syrup
  • 1/2 Wheel Orange (for garnish)
  • 1 Maraschino cherry (for serving)


  • Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Strain cocktail through a strainer into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.
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