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04-22-2003, 13:04
Anyone have a good bourbon sour recipe that uses fresh fruit insted of bottled "sour mix"? Leslie really enjoys these and we are looking for the best one we can find. Thank!

04-22-2003, 15:36
That one's easy, it is one of the standard cocktails:

Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 oz whiskey (probably blended, but use whatever you want)

Serve "up" or on the rocks. That's all there is to it.


04-22-2003, 16:51
Thanks for the recipe Tim, I'll try that one. I have however heard or ran across one that used lemons, oranges and limes to make the sour mix. I wish I would have written it down. Do you know of anything that is similar?

04-23-2003, 09:35
Made as above, it's a proper Whiskey Sour. If you mix orange juice with the lemon juice, it becomes a 'Ward Eight' or a 'Scottish Guards Cocktail'.

Ward 8 (Scottish Guard's Cocktail)

1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
1 teaspoon grenadine

Shake with cracked ice; strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Anytime you need recipes, a great place to start is with Wired Magazine's online Virtual Blender (http://hotwired.lycos.com/cocktail/blender/index_bl.html) from their Cocktail (http://hotwired.lycos.com/cocktail/) page.

04-23-2003, 10:37
Thanks for the info Carl. I think that is closer to what I remember. I'll try them both tonight and let you know which I prefer!