Maimai Tsuburo's Whiskey Sour

Maimai Tsuburo's Whiskey Sour

This is a re-creation of a whiskey sour I loved, served at a bar in Ochanomizu that has since closed down. A delicious sweet and sour taste.

Ingredients: 1 glass, with ice

about 3 tablespoons
about 1/2 tablespoons
Lemon juice
50 ml
to taste
Water, or carbonated water
a small amount
Mint for garnish
a small amount
Half-moon lemon for garnish
a small amount


1. Squeeze out the lemon juice, add the honey, and mix well to dissolve.
2. Add plenty of ice to a glass. Add the whiskey and the honey lemon from Step 1, and a small amount of water. Quickly mix, and garnish with mint and lemon and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

This comes from my favorite bar that I went to as a student called Maimai Tsuburo. It's since closed down, so the only things left are my memories of it and the flavor of this whiskey sour that I watched the bartender make. It's very easy to make. However, the bartender didn't use mint as a garnish.