Cocktail Fridays: The Best Bourbon Sour

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

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The Best Bourbon Sour
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A sophisticated bourbon based drink that goes down (almost a little too) easy.
Recipe type: Cocktail
The Endless Meal - 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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About Kristen

Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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  1. Austin of southside parlor says

    Taste pretty good. The cranberry juice and triple sec changes the dynamics of the traditional sour which is a good change for me.

    My drink came out a lot more pinkish colored compared to your photo. I wonder what was different.

    • says

      So happy to hear you liked the recipe. The colour difference was likely due to the cranberry juice. If yours was a brighter pink colour your cocktail would have been too. :)


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