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Whiskey Sour Cocktail Recipe with fresh lemon

A simple method for whiskey sours using fresh lemon juice.


  • 2 shots High West Whiskey
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  • Fill two cocktail glasses with ice. Pour one shot of whiskey in each glass. Add 1.5 tablespoons of the brown sugar simple syrup to each glass. Then squeeze half of a lemon into cocktail. Stir then top with lemon rind. Add more simple syrup or more whiskey to your tasting.

Simple Syrup

  • Bring the brown sugar and water to a boil then let simmer until the sugar is dissolved. About 10-15 minutes. Let cool then pour into a glass jar or container to use for future cocktails. This may be refrigerated and used over a couple of months.