Maple Whiskey Sour


If you're looking for an easy happy hour recipe, but feeling a little limited on ingredients, we've got a bit of good news: you don't have to have a fully stocked bar to turn out a delicious whiskey sour. Hopefully, you've got a little whiskey or bourbon lying around, a bit of maple syrup and fresh citrus. And if you're really looking to elevate your beverage, add some aquafaba to the mix. While not necessary, it stands in for the traditional egg white to create a lovely layer of foam at the top.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey or bourbon

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or other sour citrus juice

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus a drizzle for garnish

  • 3 drops citrus bitters or other bitters (Optional)

  • Ice

  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from a can of no-salt-added chickpeas; optional)

  • Citrus peel for garnish


  1. Place a small glass in the freezer to chill.

  2. Combine whiskey (or bourbon), lemon juice (or other juice), maple syrup and bitters (if using) in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled; strain into the chilled glass. (Optional, for a foamy top: Shake until chilled. Remove ice from the shaker. Add aquafaba; shake vigorously until the mixture is foamy, about 20 seconds. Pour into the chilled glass. Wait for the foam to settle before garnishing.)

  3. Drizzle with maple syrup and garnish with citrus peel, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2IU 0%
Vitamin C 12mg 13%
Folate 6mcg 2%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 75mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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