Back in the summertime, I spent a weekend at a friend’s place in Echuca, where we sat all day on a boat, drinking whiskey sours and jumping into the river. 

My friend Declan makes amazing cocktails and taught me his tricks for making a killer whiskey sour while we were there, which has quickly become my favourite drink. It is completely trans-seasonal, the citrus flavours are so summery while simultaneously whiskey in my mind is a wintery drink. I’ve read that they once drank whiskey sours back in the 1800s when they were out at sea, to cure scurvy. Whether or not that’s true, the idea that a cocktail can be good for your health makes me feel much less guilty about the amount of whiskey sours I consume – especially recently in isolation.

Here’s a slightly altered version of my friend’s original recipe. Highly recommended for curing your isolation blues!


  • 2 parts bourbon (I use Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon)
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part sugar syrup (I never have this so I always just mix a lil’ sugar with warm water til it dissolves)
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • To garnish: you can use whatever you like really for this – I used oranges and strawberries because I couldn’t find any cherries).


  1. Put all ingredients into cocktail shaker, along with ice, and shake for 20-30 seconds
  2. Pour your whiskey sour into a glass and garnish. Enjoy!
  3. Side note: you can add a lil orange juice to the mix for a more summery flavour, or a splash of red wine in the winter to make it a New York whiskey sour!
Ms Floral Says: Nothing like a trans-seasonal cocktail to get you through iso as the days and nights turn colder. This is a must-try this weekend.

About Em Jensen Creative: Em is not your average wedding photographer – for not your average lovers. I LOVE to shoot offbeat, quirky and eccentric love stories! I shoot weddings + elopements on film as well as digital. I’m BIG into the candid, authentic, unposed and un-corny vibes, and all about capturing a vibe. Weddings involving road trips, bowls clubs, dive bars, motels, or anything at all with Wes Anderson vibes are my JAM, but any kind of alternative celebration is right up my alley!