Rabbit Hole Distillery
Spirit, citrus fruit and sugar—the original trio — combine to form the classic sour, one of the oldest types of cocktails which hail from early 1700's and 1800's sailors and pirates. Popular for mystical powers to stave off scurvy while making long voyages across the ocean more tolerable; sours hold a decisive place in world history. The bourbon Sour is a slightly different take on the traditional whiskey sour. Still well within the "sour family" yet stands strong on it's own. Rich complex notes form fine bourbon, a citrus kick with a sweet finish. The Bourbon Sour os refreshing and classy.
1.5 ounces premium bourbon
1 orange wheel (garnish)
¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
½ - ¾ ounce simple syrup (simple syrup recipe in notes section below)
1-2 Maraschino cherries (garnish)
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a strainer or a slotted spoon into an old-fashioned or rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.
- 1/2 cup pure (organic) cane sugar
- 1/2 cup of spring water, or Kentucky limestone filtered water
SIMPLE SYRUP DIRECTIONS
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water on medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Once cool, transfer to mason jar and place in fridge.