Whiskey Sour

2 oz Whiskey (Blended, Bourbon, or Rye)
1 oz Lemon juice
12 oz Simple syrup
1   Egg white (optional)
1   Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
1 sli Orange (wheel, as garnish)
Shake, strain, rock, low-ball. Garnish. If using the optional egg white, shake the ingredients first without ice, then shake again with ice.
An excellent drink for the drinker exploring the world beyond sweeter drinks.
From other users
  • For a less tart version, use 3/4 oz lemon, 3/4-1 oz simple. 1/4 oz of egg white should be enough. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Prefer 3/4 oz lemon juice and 1/2 oz simple syrup — ☆☆☆☆
  • Try making a basic again with 1oz lemon, like Dan Sabo's, which is listed below. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Reverse shake with one ice cube to prevent egg white leakage (air expansion) — ☆☆☆☆
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It seems that Old Waldorf

It seems that Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book called for serving some sours at room temperature.  The Pequod Sour, which adds mint to an egg-less whiskey sour is pretty tasty.