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Easy Whiskey Cocktails at Home | Mango Whiskey Sour

Updated: Apr 11

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While savoring whiskey neat or on the rocks is undeniably sublime, there's something undeniably alluring about crafting a well-balanced whiskey cocktail in the comfort of your own home. As a bartender who appreciates the artistry of whiskey, I understand the desire to keep things simple yet satisfying when it comes to mixing drinks. That's why I've curated a selection of easy whiskey cocktails that celebrate the spirit's versatility while maintaining its integrity. Join me as we explore the delightful world of easy whiskey cocktails, starting with a refreshing twist on the classic Whiskey Sour.

Whiskey Sour: A Brief History

The Whiskey Sour has a storied past that dates back to the 19th century when sailors relied on citrus fruits like lime and lemon to ward off scurvy during long voyages at sea. Mixing these tangy fruits with whiskey and a touch of sweetness resulted in the creation of the timeless Whiskey Sour we know and love today. With its perfect balance of tartness and warmth, the Whiskey Sour remains a beloved classic in the cocktail world, providing a versatile canvas for countless variations and creative twists.

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The Mango Whiskey Sour

For a refreshing summer spin on the traditional Whiskey Sour, I present to you the Mango Whiskey Sour. Bursting with tropical flavor and vibrant freshness, this easy-to-make cocktail is sure to delight your taste buds and transport you to sun-drenched paradise with every sip.

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Recipe: Mango Whiskey Sour


  • 2 ounces whiskey (bourbon or rye)

  • 1 ounce fresh mango juice (strained)

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • Optional: fresh mint leaves for muddling

  • Ice cubes


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle a few fresh mint leaves (if using) to release their aromatic oils.

  2. Add the whiskey, fresh mango juice, and fresh lemon juice to the shaker.

  3. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously until well-chilled.

  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.

  5. Garnish with a slice of fresh mango or a sprig of mint, if desired.

  6. Serve and enjoy your refreshing Mango Whiskey Sour!

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can elevate your home bartending game and enjoy the sophisticated flavors of whiskey in a refreshing new way. Whether you're sipping a classic Whiskey Sour or experimenting with creative variations like the Mango Whiskey Sour, there's no denying the timeless appeal of a well-crafted whiskey cocktail. So go ahead, shake things up, and savor the moment with a delicious drink in hand.

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