GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — National Whiskey Sour Day will be here on August 25. You could mark the occasion by going out for a Whiskey Sour. But just tasting the iconic cocktail isn’t really enough to fully understand why it deserves its very own holiday. 

The folks at Social Kitchen at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids have the perfect pairings for the cocktail.


  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ orange wheel (for serving)
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)