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Skinny Whiskey Sour

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Looking for a delightful and refreshing twist on the classic whiskey sour? With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to impress both whiskey enthusiasts and those new to the world of mixology.

This skinny whiskey sour proves that you don’t have to sacrifice taste to make the low-calorie version of the classic cocktail.

Despite its simplicity, there’s nothing basic about this mixed drink’s balance of sweet and sour flavors.

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Why You’ll Love This Skinny Whiskey Sour Recipe 

  • A delicious balance of tangy and sweet, this homemade whiskey sour makes the perfect refreshing drink for unwinding after a busy day. 
  • With just a few ingredients and simple steps, this low-calorie whiskey sour cocktail is designed for everyone. No need to be a seasoned bartender to whip up this easy drink. 
  • Want to enjoy whiskey sour but keep it vegan and use less sugar? This skinny whiskey sour skips the egg white and gets its sweetness from agave. You can also use stevia simple syrup!
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Ingredients for Homemade Whiskey Sour

American whiskey – Feel free to use your favorite brand for a smooth and flavorful experience. 

Ice – Add ice cubes and chill your skinny whiskey sour for an invigorating experience. 

Fresh lemon juiceFreshly-squeezed lemon juice gives this low-cal whiskey sour a zesty tang.

Agave – You can also use stevia to sweeten your vegan whiskey sour. 

Club soda – Adds fizz to the cocktail without altering its taste or adding calories. 

Lemon slices – Optional garnish to give your drink a pop of color and citrus aroma.

Fresh mint – Another optional garnish that is not just for presentation. It also adds a fresh flavor, complementing the sweet and sour taste of the cocktail. 

Want the classic whiskey sour experience without using an egg white? Get the same silky meringue texture by shaking aquafaba in a cocktail shaker until frothy. 

From here, just add the rest of the ingredients and give everything a final shake to combine. 

You can also strain the cocktail and then serve the whiskey sour with cherries

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Tips For Making Skinny Whiskey Sour

Experiment with Citrus

While lemon juice is the classic choice for whiskey sour, you can also use other citrus juices made from orange, grapefruit, or lime. Feel free to combine different citrus fruits and come up with unique whiskey sour variations!

Muddle with Care

For a strong lemon flavor and aroma on your skinny whiskey sour, muddle lemon wedges into the bottom of the glass. You can also muddle ginger, basil, thyme, or cherries to add a layer of complexity to your homemade cocktail. 

Use a Cocktail Shaker

Make sure to mix the cocktail ingredients thoroughly for a well-balanced flavor profile. It’s up to you to decide between mixing directly in the prepared glass or using a cocktail shaker with ice for your whiskey sour. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about All Natural Whiskey Sour

Can I use a different type of whiskey?

Absolutely! While the recipe suggests American Whiskey for its distinct flavor profile, feel free to experiment with different types of whiskey to find your preferred taste combination. You might enjoy bourbon for whiskey sour!

What can I use instead of sweetener?

You can use stevia or agave instead of the usual simple syrup to sweeten your whiskey sour. You can also omit the sweetener altogether from the recipe! The lemon juice’s tartness and the whiskey’s natural sweetness will still create a delicious cocktail.

Is this cocktail suitable for parties?

Definitely! This skinny whiskey sour is a crowd-pleaser that can easily be scaled up for parties. Prepare glassware and have everyone help themselves with their choice of garnishes! 

What is the best alcohol to make a whiskey sour?

The notes of vanilla in bourbon whiskeys make them the best alcohol for whiskey sour cocktails. Pick a sweeter, gentler bourbon as your base spirit to balance out the tart flavor of the citrus juice. 

What’s the difference between a whiskey sour and an old fashioned?

A whiskey sour is made from whiskey, lemon juice, and sweetener. On the other hand, an old fashioned combines whiskey with bitters and sugar.

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Skinny Whiskey Sour

skinny whiskey sour recipe
Looking for a delightful and refreshing twist on the classic whiskey sour? With its simple ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to impress both whiskey enthusiasts and those new to the world of mixology.
Louisa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Equipment

Instructions

  • Pour whiskey into a lowball glass. Remember to start light-handed. If it’s not strong enough, you can always add more later.
    step 1 skinny whiskey sour
  • Add the ice, lemon juice, and sweetener. Stir.
    step 2 skinny whiskey sour
  • Fill the rest of the glass with club soda.
    step 3 skinny whiskey sour
  • Taste and add more whiskey or sweetener as needed.
  • Garnish with a lemon slice and mint, and enjoy!
    step 5 skinny whiskey sour

Notes

  • While lemon juice is the classic choice for whiskey sour, you can also use other citrus juices such as lime, orange, or grapefruit juice. Feel free to combine different citrus fruits and come up with unique whiskey sour variations!
  • For a strong lemon flavor and aroma on your skinny whiskey sour, muddle lemon wedges into the bottom of the glass. You can also muddle ginger, basil, thyme, or cherries to add complexity to your homemade cocktail.
  • Make sure to mix the cocktail ingredients thoroughly for a well-balanced flavor profile. It’s up to you to choose between mixing directly in the prepared glass or using a cocktail shaker with ice for your whiskey sour.

Get ready to elevate your whiskey sour game with this skinny whiskey sour recipe. With its fresh ingredients, simple steps, and irresistible flavors, it’s time to raise your glass and savor every sip. Cheers to a happy and healthy indulgence!

Updated in March 2024 with new photos and minor recipe adjustments for improved quality. Enjoy!

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All-Natural Whiskey Sour - a favorite cocktail with no added sugar or sweet & sour mix
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