Scotch Sour

Scotch Sour recipe

Scotch Sour Ingredients

  • 1/2 (Juice of) Lime

Scotch Sour Instructions

The Scotch Sour is a classic cocktail that combines the rich and smoky flavors of Scotch whisky with the tartness of lemon juice and the sweetness of simple syrup. It is a refreshing and balanced drink that is perfect for any occasion.

To make a Scotch Sour, start by filling a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 oz of Scotch whisky, 0.75 oz of lemon juice, and 0.75 oz of simple syrup. Shake well until the shaker feels icy cold to the touch.

Strain the mixture into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Optionally, you can garnish the drink with a lemon twist or a cherry. The Scotch Sour can be enjoyed straight up or on the rocks, depending on your preference.

The Scotch Sour is a versatile cocktail that can be customized to your liking. You can experiment with different types of Scotch whisky to find the one that suits your taste. Some people prefer a smoky Islay whisky, while others prefer a smoother Speyside or Highland whisky.

If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add more simple syrup or even muddle some fresh fruits like berries or citrus slices in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. Similarly, if you prefer a more tart drink, you can add more lemon juice or even a splash of lime juice.

The Scotch Sour is a perfect cocktail for whisky lovers who want to enjoy their favorite spirit in a refreshing and well-balanced drink. It is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time and continues to be enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts around the world.

Best served in a Whiskey Sour Glass.