An Irish Sour, AKA a Jameson Whiskey Sour, is one of the most popular Irish whiskey cocktails.
There’s a good swill of alcohol in it, the flavour profile is lip-smackingly good and it’s reasonably easy to make, when you know how.
In the guide below, we’ll present you with a straightforward recipe to help you mix up a classic Irish Sour drink at home. Dive on in!
Some quick need-to-knows before making this Jameson Whiskey Sour
Before you look at how to make the Irish Whiskey Sour, it’s worth taking 20 seconds to read the below points, first, as it’ll make the process a bit easier for you.
1. You don’t have to use Jameson
This is an Irish Sour drink at heart, so any of the good Irish whiskey brands (like Dingle) will do just fine. However, I’d recommend that you avoid any peated whiskeys for this one.
2. No cocktail shaker?! No problem!
This cocktail requires a bit of shaking. If you have a cocktail shaker at home, amazing. If you don’t, a protein shaker will do just fine. They’re also nice and cheap if you need to buy one.
Our Irish Sour ingredients
The ingredients for our Jameson Whiskey Sour are pretty straightforward for the most part. The only part you may need to order online is the Angostura bitters. Here’s what you need:
- 50 ml of Jameson whiskey
- 15 ml of egg whites
- 25 ml of lemon juice
- 15 ml of simple syrup
- 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
How to make an Irish Sour
Once you have the ingredients on hand, our Jameson Whiskey Sour recipe is nice and easy to prep and mix together. Here’s the steps you’ll need to follow:
Step 1: Prep your glass
We recommend this for all of our Irish cocktails. You want to chill your glass before you pour in your drink. An easy way to do this is to leave the glass in the fridge for 10 – 15 minutes.
You can also fill it with ice and leave it sit for a while. Just make sure to leave it chilling until it comes time to pour.
Step 2: Shake, shake, shake
Now it’s time to assemble your Irish Sour drink. 3/4 fill your cocktail shaker with ice (remember, you can use a protein shaker if you like).
Add 50 ml of Jameson, 25 ml of fresh lemon juice, 15 ml of simple syrup, 15 ml of egg whites and 3 dashes of your Angostura bitters. Shake hard until you feel the ice start to break.
Step 3: Strain into your chilled glass
You then need to strain your Jameson Whiskey Sour into your glass. You can garnish your glass with a lemon twist (see photos above if you don’t know what that is) and you’re ready to rock.
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FAQs about making a Jameson Sour
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Jameson Whiskey Sour recipe has the least calories?’ to ‘What Jameson Sour drink is easiest to make?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What do you need to make a Jameson Sour?
For an Irish Whiskey Sour, you’ll need 50 ml of whiskey, 15 ml of egg whites, 25 ml of lemon juice, 15 ml of simple syrup, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and ice.
What’s the tastiest Jameson Whiskey Sour recipe?
Chill a glass, first, and then add whiskey, egg whites, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters to a shaker with ice. Shake well, strain and serve.
I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I’ve explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with ‘H’, apparently…).