There’s more to whiskey cocktails than Old Fashioneds, and while we are big fans of the classic, in the spirit of National Whiskey Sour Day today 25th of August, we went on the hunt for some of the best Whiskey Sours in Dublin.
The drink, a combination of whiskey (often Bourbon), lemon juice, syrup and sometimes egg white, is served on the rocks and garnished with a cherry.
Below, five places that mix a mean Whiskey Sour in Dublin…
This glamorous 30’s inspired cocktail bar is the perfect place to enjoy a classic cocktail. Lets their award-winning bartenders mix you a Whiskey Sour with Jameson Black Barrel Irish, Jameson sloe berry bitters, aromatic bitters, freshly squeezed lemon juice, pasteurised egg white and sugar.
Where: 2 Balfe Street, Dublin 2
More information: doylecollection.com/hotels/the-westbury-hotel
Channel the roaring twenties at one of Dublin’s coolest speakeasies. The soft and inviting lighting, the sophisticated and seductive design and the remarkable level of attention to detail of the Vintage Cocktail Club create a wonderful setting to enjoy their Whiskey Sour created with Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey, fresh citrus, VCC 3 sugar Syrup, Angostura Bitters, optional egg whites, an orange coin and a fresh mint sprig.
Where: 15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
More information: vintagecocktailclub.com
Fade Street Social is a guaranteed fun night out. Its relaxed and stylish Gastro Bar serves innovative, small plates that are full of flavour and its bar menu is packed with creative signature tipples and must-try classics. Their twist on the Whiskey Sour is called The Big Fella and combines Teeling Small Batch Whiskey, fresh lemon and lime juicein a poitin rinsed glass with Irish marmalade.
Where: 6 Fade St, Dublin 2, Ireland
More information: fadestreetsocial.com
The Mint Bar, at The Westin Hotel, is concealed within the original vaults of the old bank, and it offers an intimate and sleek stage for your enjoyment of a night in town. Their Whiskey Sour is superb, inspired and named after one of the greatest authors of the 20th century: The Hemingway Sour, made with Wild Turkey Bourbon, Drambuie, fresh lemon juice, egg white and aromatic bitters.
Where: College Green, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2
More information: themintbar.ie
Behind the blue door at Number Twenty Two is a unique and exclusive venue that combines the Library bar, theatre supper club and late night clubs. The bar offers an oasis of relaxed sophistication just off Grafton Street. Its Whiskey Sour is textbook classic: American whiskey, lemon, lime, syrup, egg white and a cherry.
Where: 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
More information: numbertwentytwo.ie
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.