This is my boastful bourbon sour cocktail recipe! So easy and delicious that you will want to boast about it!
I always think of my mother when I make whiskey or bourbon cocktails. My mom loved them both. She probably preferred whiskey, but she wouldn’t turn up her nose at a bourbon drink.
One of the things that Christopher and I like to do is visit with our relatives. On both sides of the family. The relatives I’m going to talk about today are my uncle and aunt on my mother’s side. My uncle is my mom’s only sibling and he reminds me so much of her!
During our last visit together, we went to an awesome seafood restaurant, right on the water. My Uncle Jackie and I are the only ones that will imbibe at lunch so I ordered my usual martini and UJ ordered a Manhattan.
What really warmed my heart was when he told the waitress that, to honor my mom’s memory, he was getting a Manhattan.
Because she loved them.
It took all my effort not to burst out crying.
What a guy. I love my uncle and aunt!
On to the recipe before I start blubbering all over my computer.
How to make a bourbon sour cocktail
We have here Knob Creek bourbon, Cointreau, lemon juice and simple syrup.
I start by filling my cocktail shaker half way with ice and grab my double old fashioned glass.
Next, I measure our 2 ½ ounces of the bourbon.
I pour the bourbon into the cocktail shaker.
Now to measure out one ounce of Cointreau.
Off topic somewhat
I’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating that is for sure. If you have never tasted the difference between Cointreau and triple sec, you must. You simply must!!
Cointreau costs more, but it makes a better cocktail.
Don’t get me wrong. I do still use triple sec, especially if I’m making big batches of cocktails. But for small batches, it’s Cointreau all the way.
Now where did I put that bottle…?
There it is!
I measure the ounce and pour it into the cocktail shaker!
Now I squeeze the juice out of a lemon. Usually it yields more juice than one ounce, but you may want two of these drinks anyway. This cocktail is that good.
I measure out one ounce of lemon juice. I also cut a thin slice of lemon for the garnish while I’m handling the lemon.
Into the shaker it goes!
I measure out ½ ounce of simple syrup.
I pour it into the shaker, then I cap it and shake it 10 times.
I pour the contents into the glass.
Time to plop the lemon slice into the cocktail.
Look at how golden it is!
Here’s the vertical view of the bourbon sour!
Now for the aerial view. Yes, we must have the aerial view.
It looks like you could just pluck that lemon slice out, doesn’t it?
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
Bourbon Sour Cocktail
- 2 ½ ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup .5 – 1 ounce, depending how sweet you want it
- Fill cocktail shaker ½ way with ice
- Add bourbon, Cointreau, lemon juice and simple syrup
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour contents of shaker in double old fashioned glass
- Place lemon wheel in glass
- Lift glass
- Feel boastful