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Bourbon Sour

Bourbon Sours are a classic cocktail that have been enjoyed by many people throughout history. A Bourbon Sour, it is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by many people over the years and continues to be a popular choice in bars and restaurants.

The sour family of cocktails, which includes the Bourbon Sour, have been enjoyed for over a century and have stood the test of time. Many people enjoy a good Sour, it is a timeless and classic drink.

The best bourbon to make a Bourbon Sour with would be a medium-bodied bourbon with a balanced sweetness and a good level of complexity. Some popular choices for this cocktail include Maker’s Mark, Bulleit Bourbon, and Four Roses.

You can also use a small batch or single barrel bourbon for a more robust and nuanced flavour profile. 

Ultimately, the best bourbon to use for your Bourbon Sour would be one that you enjoy the taste of on its own.


To make a Bourbon Sour, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 cherry and 1 orange slice for garnish


  1. In a shaker, combine the Bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well for about 10 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
  5. Enjoy your Bourbon Sour!


A Bourbon Sour and a Whisky Sour are similar cocktails, but they are made with different types of spirits.

A Bourbon Sour is made with bourbon, which is a type of American whiskey made from at least 51% corn and aged in charred oak barrels. The sweetness from the corn and the vanilla and caramel notes from the oak barrels give the cocktail a rich and smooth taste with a hint of sweetness.

A Whisky Sour, on the other hand, is made with whisky (or whiskey), which is a broader category that includes bourbon but also other types of whiskey such as Scotch, Irish, and Canadian. The flavour profile of a Whisky Sour will depend on the type of whisky used, and can range from smoky and peaty to smooth and fruity.

Both Bourbon Sour and Whisky Sour are delicious and classic cocktails, it really depends on personal preference. If you enjoy the taste of bourbon, you might prefer a Bourbon Sour, while if you prefer a more diverse range of flavours and styles, a Whisky Sour may be a better choice.

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