Whiskey sour: cocktails with whisky


The Whisky Sour is a cocktail from Chile, and more specifically from the area of Iquique, which means “place of rest.” While Sour means sour, obviously, and is used to identify the beverage containing lemon. It is one of the most popular whiskey cocktails.

Elliot Stubb is the inventor of the Whisky Sour, and reportedly had a dream to start his own bar but worked on a boat, one day the ship arrived at the port of Iquique in Chile and Elliot, after admiring the place, decided that it would be the site for his dream, founded his bar and invented different cocktails, until one day he blended whiskey with lemon juice, then to soften the bitter taste he decided to add sugar to the mix, finally getting what we all know as Whisky sour.

The Whiskey Sour is usually served as an appetizer before meals and should be served in Old-fashioned cup or rocks glass, garnished with a lemon peel on the edge.

Whisky Sour


  • Ice
  • 45 ml of Whisky
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • Lemon rind.

Step 1:

Mix in shaker ice, whiskey, lemon juice and sugar.

Step 2:

Then serve the cup with ice.

Step 3:

Garnish with a spiral of lemon before serving.

Instead of whiskey, some people use Bourbon for this cocktail, but most follow the original recipe.

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