Winter Whisky Sour
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Winter Whisky Sour
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4.8 / 5
The Winter Whisky Sour is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, embracing the citrus notes of orange and lemon juice to complement the rich, warming notes of ... more The Winter Whisky Sour is a seasonal twist on the classic Whisky Sour cocktail, embracing the citrus notes of orange and lemon juice to complement the rich, warming notes of bourbon. The addition of sugar syrup balances the acidity and enhances the smoothness of the drink. Typically served in a lowball glass, this cocktail provides a refreshing yet cozy beverage option perfect for colder months or festive occasions, offering a harmonious blend of sweet and tart flavors with the complexity of the bourbon taking center stage. The garnish of orange peel not only adds a touch of elegance but also contributes a subtle aromatic zest to the cocktail's presentation.
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Orange
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24.49% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Winter Whisky Sour skillfully combines the golden richness of bourbon with bright citrus flavors, mellowed by a hint of sugar syrup. It’s a wintery twist on a classic, delivering a balance of sweetness and acidity that's both invigorating and comforting.

Method
How to make a Winter Whisky Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the bourbon whisky, sugar syrup, orange juice and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard
Strain into a chilled glass
Garnish with a slice of orange peel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best technique for combining the ingredients of a Winter Whisky Sour?

The best technique for making a Winter Whisky Sour is to combine the orange juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and bourbon in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled, then strain into a lowball glass filled with ice. This method ensures a perfectly blended, refreshing cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Winter Whisky Sour?

For a Winter Whisky Sour, consider garnishing with a slice of orange or a cherry for a classic look. A sprig of rosemary or a cinnamon stick can also add a seasonal touch, enhancing the winter theme of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Winter Whisky Sour compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 24.49%, a Winter Whisky Sour is moderately strong. It is slightly stronger than a classic Whisky Sour, which generally has an alcohol content around 20%, but less potent than a Manhattan or a Martini, which can exceed 30%. This makes it a suitable choice for those seeking a balanced cocktail with moderate strength.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Why is the Winter Whisky Sour particularly recommended for the winter season?

The Winter Whisky Sour is recommended for the winter season because its ingredients, like the warmth of bourbon and the citrus notes from orange and lemon juices, are ideal for colder weather. The cocktail's comforting, slightly sweet, and sour profile makes it a perfect warmer without being overly heavy, embodying the cozy feeling of winter.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize a Winter Whisky Sour to personal taste preferences?

To customize a Winter Whisky Sour, you could experiment with different types of bourbon to alter the flavor profile, or adjust the sweetness level by varying the amount of sugar syrup. Adding a dash of bitters or swapping the sugar syrup for maple syrup can introduce new flavors. Additionally, using a different citrus juice like grapefruit instead of orange or lemon can offer a unique twist on the traditional recipe.

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