Celebrate with a new twist on a classic – Ginger Whiskey Sour recipe

Ginger Whiskey Sour recipe Silver Magazine

If there was ever a time to invest in jazzing up the day with a decent cocktail, it’s now.

The first definition of a cocktail was described in 1806, on 13th May. A New York publication, The Balance and Columbian Repository, defined a cocktail as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters…” And now we celebrate cocktails – if not every day, then at least once a year. Because it’s World Cocktail Day! And yes that’s a thing, but you can make this excellent cocktail any day of the year.

We’re here for this, and definitely here for making our own cocktails at home. So we asked our cocktail expert friends at the Mixology Group for a classic recipe with a modern update. And they’ve come up trumps. You’re welcome.

Ginger Whiskey Sour

Ginger Whiskey Sour recipe Silver Magazine www.silvermagazine.co.uk50ml bourbon whiskey
20ml ginger syrup
20ml simple sugar syrup
30ml lemon juice


This one couldn’t be easier. Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

We use the delicious House of Broughton syrup range from Fentimans, but you can make your own syrups. Create your own ginger syrup using 1:1 sugar and water boiled up with a chunk of fresh ginger for 15 mins. Sugar syrup you know how to make. You ought to.

Shake it all together and pour over ice. Garnish with orange, or sliced orange peel, or go crazy and use some candied ginger. Sip and ahhhhhhhh…


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