Cocktail Fridays: The Best Bourbon Sour

Cocktail Fridays: The Best Bourbon Sour

by Kristen on April 26, 2012

The Best Bourbon Sour
Is it too early for a bourbon sour? Let me rephrase that, is it EVER to early for a bourbon sour? I didn’t think so. Besides, it’s past noon. And it’s Cocktail Friday.

I’m not exactly sure if this is a bourbon sour but it has bourbon in it, and it is a little sour. So that’s what I’m calling it.

These guys are boozy, so be careful. Or don’t, it’s your choice. There’s a strong citrus note and sweetness from the triple sec that calms the bourbon down a little. This is the kind of cocktail you’d want to serve at the beginning of a dinner party. It’s elegant, sophisticated and will have even your most  uptight guest relaxed by the end of the first glass.

Or if you write about food and photograph food and need to take advantage of the natural light coming into your place, serve this cocktail in the afternoon. You’ll be happy you did :)

The Best Bourbon Sour

The Best Bourbon Sour
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A sophisticated bourbon based drink that goes down (almost a little too) easy.
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 2 shots good quality bourbon
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1 shot cranberry juice
  • 1 shot fresh lime
  1. Put everything into a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake.
  2. Serve in a martini with a slice of lime for garnish.


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The Cocktail Lady

This looks good! Great photo as well, I just might try it on my blog one night! Thanks for the recipe =)



No problem at all! Hope you love it as much as I do :)


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