Sour Cherry Bourbon

Recipe By:  Eric Vellend
Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Brightened with cherries and spiked with bourbon, this rouged whiskey sour is good company while working the grill. Try out this fruity whiskey twist tonight.

Ingredients
  • 8 oz. bourbon
  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 3 oz. syrup from preserved sour cherries
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Ice

  • Preserved sour cherries and orange twists (for garnish)
Directions Yield:  Serves 4

To make simple syrup, boil equal parts sugar and water until sugar dissolves.

  1. In a 500-mL measuring cup, combine bourbon, lemon juice and syrups. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in half of bourbon mixture. Shake 20 times. Strain into 2 (8-oz.) rocks glasses filled with ice.
  2. Dump ice from cocktail shaker and repeat process with remaining bourbon mix. Garnish with sour cherries and orange twists.

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Photographer:
Stacy Brandford
Source:
House & Home August 2012 Issue
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