Guide To Prepare Whisky Sour Recipe Maple Syrup Easy

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The whisky sour is a timeless cocktail. Its balance of sweet, sour, and spirit makes it a refreshing and sophisticated drink perfect for any occasion. This recipe adds a touch of maple syrup, introducing a warm and subtle sweetness that elevates the classic sour experience.

Understanding the Whisky Sour

Maple Whiskey Sour
Maple Whiskey Sour

The core elements of a whisky sour are simple:

Whisky: The base spirit, traditionally a bourbon or rye whiskey. This recipe uses a rye whiskey for its spicier notes, but feel free to experiment with your favorite!

  • Lemon Juice: Provides the tartness that balances the sweetness and the alcohol. Freshly squeezed is always best.
  • Simple Syrup: Sweetens the drink and balances the citrus. You can use store-bought or make your own (see recipe below).
  • Egg White (Optional): Creates a frothy texture and adds a touch of richness. Some people prefer to skip it for a lighter version.

  • This recipe incorporates a touch of maple syrup, adding a unique depth of flavor.


    2 oz Rye Whiskey

  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ¾ oz Maple Syrup
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  • Egg White (Optional)
  • Lemon Wedge (for garnish)
  • Maraschino Cherry (optional, for garnish)

  • Simple Syrup Recipe (Optional):

    1 cup Water

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar

  • Directions

    1. Make Simple Syrup (Optional): In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

    2. Combine Ingredients: In a shaker filled with ice, add rye whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, and simple syrup (if not using homemade). If using egg white, add it now.

    3. Shake it Up: Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds, or until the shaker feels frosty.

    4. Strain and Serve: Double strain (using a Hawthorne strainer and a fine-mesh sieve) into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a maraschino cherry (optional).


    For a frothier drink, “dry shake” the ingredients (without ice) for 10 seconds before adding ice.

  • Adjust the sweetness to your taste. Start with ¾ oz of maple syrup and add more to taste.
  • Use high-quality ingredients for the best results.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate)

    Calories: 200

  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sodium: 5mg

  • Note: These are approximate values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.


    This twist on the classic whisky sour adds a touch of maple syrup, creating a complex and delightful cocktail. The maple syrup complements the spiciness of the rye whiskey and the tartness of the lemon juice, making for a truly unique drinking experience.

    Ready to test your bartending skills? Grab your ingredients and give this recipe a try!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use bourbon instead of rye whiskey?

    Absolutely! Bourbon is a great alternative and will create a slightly sweeter whisky sour.

    2. What kind of maple syrup should I use?

    Dark maple syrup has a richer flavor profile and will add a more pronounced maple taste to your drink. However, lighter maple syrups work well too. Choose whichever suits your preference.

    3. I don’t like egg whites in my cocktails. Can I skip it?

    Sure! The egg white adds a frothy texture, but the drink is still delicious without it. Simply omit it from the recipe.

    4. What can I use instead of a coupe glass?

    Any chilled glass will do! A rocks glass or a martini glass would work in a pinch.

    5. How can I store leftover simple syrup?

    Store leftover simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.