This is the best bourbon sour recipe. It's easy to make and so delicious!

Two martini glasses filled with the best bourbon sour and a lime slice.

Is it too early for a bourbon sour? Let me rephrase that, is it EVER too 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 🙂

Two martini glasses filled with the best bourbon sour and a lime slice.

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Two martini glasses filled with the best bourbon sour and a lime slice.

The Best Bourbon Sour

This is the bourbon sour recipe I make far too often. I think it's the best bourbon sour out there. It's maybe a little too good, if you know what I mean

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces good-quality bourbon
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

Instructions 

  • Put everything into a shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake.
    2 ounces good-quality bourbon, 1 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Serve in a martini or rocks glass with a slice of lime for garnish.
Serving: 1 bourbon sour, Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 65mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 27IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg
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