How to Make a Bourbon Sour

Are you sick of a traditional whiskey sour and want a bit different and more appealing taste? If yes then you are looking for Bourbon Sour, which is a different drink from the regular classic whiskey sour. The major difference between bourbon sour and classic whiskey sour is that the first one does not use whiskey, while the second one does. So bourbon sour is a little more pungent cocktail and also is a bit smokier.

However, if you do not want to go out for having this drink, then you can make it by your own as it is quite easy to make this drink. Just follow this very simple and easy to follow recipe for making bourbon sour. You do not need to seek the help of anyone else as you can prepare the perfect Bourbon Sour through this valuable recipe.

Bourbon Sour has a rich taste, so give it a try if you have not tasted this amazing drink yet and you will regret for not trying it before.  However, it would certainly be great to prepare bourbon sour while staying home as it takes just 5 minutes to have a tasty drink.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Serving size: 1 drink
Utensils: rocks glass


– 2 oz. Bourbon
– 1 maraschino cherry (optional garnish)
– 1 oz. simple syrup
– 1 slice of lemon (optional garnish)
– 1 oz. lemon juice
– Ice


  • 1

    First of all take a rocks glass and clean it up thoroughly.

  • 2

    Now fill the rocks glass (more than half) with crushed ice.

  • 3

    Then you need to add bourbon in this icy rocks glass.

  • 4

    Add lemon juice (1 oz.) into this rocks glass for having great taste.

  • 5

    Next, you need to add simple syrup into the rocks glass.

  • 6

    Now shake all these ingredients for making a mixture and wait until it becomes smooth.

  • 7

    The drink is almost ready, just garnish it with a lemon slice and serve or enjoy it by your own.

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