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whiskey sour

a cocktail made with whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.
Origin of whiskey sour
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then we'd send to the restaurant and have a beefsteak or chops in our rooms, and perhaps a whiskey sour.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • I had a “whiskey sour,” and he prescribed for himself a strange thing of his own invention.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for whiskey sour

whiskey sour

(US) a mixed drink of whisky and lime or lemon juice, sometimes sweetened
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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