Whiskey sour. A classic, American cocktail that is a nice balance between a full-flavored liquor and a citrus-based mixer. The oldest historical mention of a whiskey sour comes from a newspaper published in Wisconsin in 1870.
The whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often Bourbon, though the choice is entirely up to the bartender and consumer), lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white. It’s shaken and served either straight up or over ice. The traditional garnish calls for half an orange slice and a maraschino cherry (here I go again with cherries).