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Original Chilean Whisky Sour Recipe
Original Chilean Whisky Sour Recipe

The whisky sour is a cocktail created in Chile in the 19th century and belongs to the family in which any spirit to which lemon juice and sugar are added is called a “sour,” one of the most basic recipes in mixology, with bittersweet notes that are perfect for a post-dinner drink.

How to make a Whisky Sour?

The whisky sour is an extremely simple cocktail to prepare since you will only need a few ingredients and a shaker, although two glasses can also work if necessary.

Nutritional Information

Category: Cocktails
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Whisky Sour recipe


  • 60 ml of whisky
  • 60 ml of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 lemon slices
  • Ice


  1. In a shaker, add 3 ice cubes, whisky, lemon juice, and sugar. Cover and shake vigorously for a few seconds until the sugar dissolves and the liquids cool down. S
  2. erve the whisky sour in old-fashioned glasses with 2 ice cubes, garnish with a lemon slice, and optionally add a cherry.

Types of whisky

There are many types of whisky, which differ mainly by their place of origin, the grains used in their production, and the distillation method employed.

1. Scotch

A whisky produced exclusively in Scotland, made from malted barley, and aged for at least three years in oak barrels.

2. Bourbon

A whisky produced in the United States, made from at least 51% corn, and aged in new charred oak barrels.

3. Irish

A whisky produced in Ireland, made from malted barley, and aged in oak barrels for at least three years.

Did you know?

The creation of the whisky sour is attributed to the English bartender Elliot Stubb, who arrived in Iquique in the 19th century and who approximately in 1870 would have given shape to this preparation that immediately enchanted everyone.


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