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  1. #1
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    Bourbon Sour Recipe

    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!

  2. #2
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    Sep 2001
    Pelham, AL

    Re: Bourbon Sour Recipe

    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.


  3. #3
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    Re: Bourbon Sour Recipe

    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?

  4. #4
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    Dec 2001
    Kansas City metro, US of A

    Re: Bourbon Sour Recipe

    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 from their Cocktail page.

  5. #5
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    Re: Bourbon Sour Recipe

    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!



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