The Whiskey Sour – a drink reserved for dignified gentlemen or fine women. An alcohol loved by famous icons from Mark Twain to Ava Gardner, a Gaelic word meaning “water of life” and the perfect ingredient for an amazing cocktail. Whether you are a seasoned whiskey drinker or want to join the elite, then the Whiskey Sour is a cocktail for you. Use this recipe below for an original Whiskey Sour.

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Join the elite in drinking fine Bourbon whiskey


  1. Bourbon (whiskey distilled in Bourbon Country in the USA)
  2. Fresh lemon
  3. Caster sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. Orange bitters
  6. Cubed ice

Fill a martini shaker with ice and put a teaspoon of sugar over the ice. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the shaker and follow it up with a shot of whiskey. Add the white from one egg and a drop of orange bitters. Shake the mixture until it’s well blended and frothy. Strain into a glass and serve.
Not sure where to source your bourbon whiskey from? Here are three bottleshops in Rockhampton that will sell you the highest quality whiskey for your beverage.
Park Avenue Liquor Barn

The impressive Park Avenue Liquor Barn
The impressive Park Avenue Liquor Barn – Rockhampton

This bottleshop extends beyond the run of the mill, labeling itself a liquor barn. Boasting Central Queensland’s largest range of beers, wines and spirits, you’ll be guaranteed to find a premium selection of whiskeys including bourbon and scotch. Located in the centre of Rocky, this will quickly become your go-to shop for all of your alcohol needs, whether you’re dropping in after work or going out of your way to whip up a delicious cocktail.
Where: Cnr Main & Haynes Streets, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Reid Liquor Bottle Shop

Pick up a fine top-shelf Whiskey (stock image)
Pick up a fine top-shelf Whiskey (stock image)

Reid Liquor is located in the City Centre Plaza of Rockhampton and stocks top shelf liquor for any occasion. If you’re after a special bottle of whiskey rye, they can order this in for you. An added bonus is that Reid Liquor is located near grocery stores so you can quickly grab any other ingredients that may be needed for your drink.
Where: Cnr Fitzroy & Bolsolver Streets, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Richardson Road Bottlemart
Keep your whiskey stocked up! (stock image)
Keep your whiskey stocked up! (stock image)

If you’re in the North Rockhampton area and after a fresh bottle of the best whiskey, then check out the Richardson Road Bottlemart. Bottlemart are renowned for supporting local and independent hotels in Australia and stock a wide variety of liquor at reasonable prices. Whether you’re after top shelf whiskey rye or a run of the mill whiskey to feed to your friends, then check out the Richardson Road Bottlemart for the perfect liquid courage.
Where: 305 Richardson Road, North Rockhampton QLD 4701
Now that you’ve finished your fine drink, sit back in your armchair and thank Mad Men for making distinguished drinking popular again. Then leave a comment here if we’ve forgotten your favourite bottleshop to pick up a fine scotch.