Maple Bourbon Sour
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Maple Bourbon Sour
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.88 / 5
From the show 'Between the Sheets' from Critical Role, presented by Brian W. Foster. It was the drink of guest Laura Bailey. From the show 'Between the Sheets' from Critical Role, presented by Brian W. Foster. It was the drink of guest Laura Bailey.
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Base ingredient
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Bourbon
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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18.75% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Maple Bourbon Sour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake for several seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of syrup instead of maple syrup in a Maple Bourbon Sour?

Yes, you can use different types of syrup in a Maple Bourbon Sour. While maple syrup gives this cocktail a distinct flavor profile and richness, you can substitute it with honey syrup or agave syrup for a slightly different taste. Keep in mind that the sweetness and flavor intensity may vary, so you might need to adjust the quantity based on your preference.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it crucial to shake and not stir the Maple Bourbon Sour?

Yes, shaking is an important preparation technique for the Maple Bourbon Sour. Shaking the cocktail with ice chills it rapidly, adds a small amount of dilution, and ensures that the dense maple syrup is thoroughly mixed with the other ingredients, which wouldn't be as effectively accomplished by stirring. This results in a smoother, well-balanced cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with a Maple Bourbon Sour?

A Maple Bourbon Sour is beautifully complemented by a garnish of either a lemon twist or a small, crisp piece of bacon. The lemon twist adds a bright, citrus aroma that enhances the drink's freshness, while a piece of bacon introduces a savory contrast that pairs well with the maple and bourbon flavors. The choice depends on your preference for a citrus or savory note.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Maple Bourbon Sour compare to that of a standard bourbon?

The Maple Bourbon Sour has an alcohol content of 18.75%, which is lower than that of standard bourbon typically ranging from 40% to 50% alcohol by volume (ABV). In this cocktail, the dilution from shaking with ice, combined with the addition of non-alcoholic ingredients like lemon juice and maple syrup, reduces the overall alcohol content.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Is there a particular season that's best for enjoying a Maple Bourbon Sour?

The Maple Bourbon Sour, with its rich maple syrup component and warming bourbon base, is particularly suited for the fall and winter months. Its flavors complement the seasonal atmosphere, offering a comforting warmth and a sweet balance that matches well with colder weather. However, it can be enjoyed year-round, depending on personal preference.

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