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    Sour month!

    I have a bunch of partial bottles that need to be consumed to make room for new stuff, so I thought I would declare June as bourbon sour month in order to expedite the process.

    What's your favorite sour recipe?

    I typically add 2 parts bourbon, 1 part lemon juice and 1 part simple syrup to a shaker and shake the heck out of it.

    I don't always have fresh squeezed lemon handy, but I found that the Minute Maid lemon juice in the freezer section is a nice substitute for the real thing.
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    Re: Sour month!

    Great idea! I haven't had a bourbon sour in years and June seems like the perfect time for a revisit.
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    Re: Sour month!

    This weather does lend itself to sours, but it would also be a good time to start barrel aging manhattans. Great way to use up a bunch of open bottles.

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    Re: Sour month!

    I prefer a Stone Sour which where you substitute half of your sour mix with orange juice

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    Re: Sour month!

    I've been making blackberry bourbon sours lately. Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, seedless blackberry preserves in the shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and pour over ice in an old fashioned glass. An excellent summer beverage.

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    Re: Sour month!

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    I've been making blackberry bourbon sours lately. Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, seedless blackberry preserves in the shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and pour over ice in an old fashioned glass. An excellent summer beverage.
    Have you experimented with other types of preserves? I'm wondering if other fruits would work well in a sour.
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    Re: Sour month!

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQ View Post
    I've been making blackberry bourbon sours lately. Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, seedless blackberry preserves in the shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake well and pour over ice in an old fashioned glass. An excellent summer beverage.
    that sounds AWESOME. will be trying tonight. or, maybe this afternoon.

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    Re: Sour month!

    Quote Originally Posted by mosugoji64 View Post
    Have you experimented with other types of preserves? I'm wondering if other fruits would work well in a sour.
    Not yet, but I have some peach preserves I'm going to try next.

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    Re: Sour month!

    I always add egg white to my sours.

    Easiest way is commercially available product called Frothee.

    Next is pasteurized egg white in dairy case

    Third is separate egg white from raw egg (Health risk)

    Adds a body and longstandingn foamy head.

    Garnish is key.

    Pitted or maraschino cherry, slice of orange or lemon.
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    Re: Sour month!

    Day 1 complete:

    Knob Single barrel, a tiny splash of Stirrings Blood Orange bitters along with the standard recipe. Shake the crap out of it and it's a tasty sour.
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