5 Classic Sour Cocktails That You Need To Try

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Everyone loves saccharine sweet drinks but the true connoisseurs know sour is where the gold lies. If you’re looking to experiment with one of the classic families of cocktails, we have the perfect list of recipes for you.

Whiskey Sour

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This is the foundation stone of sour cocktails if there is any. Every drinker’s heard of it at least once in their life but if you still haven’t tried it, it’s finally time to make it for yourself! You won’t regret it.

What you’ll need:

  • 44 ml bourbon
  • 22 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 22 ml simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water)
  • Cherry
  • Lemon wedge as garnish

Instructions:

  • Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry

Margarita

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How many of us have wanted to experiment with our drinks, dump our bland mojito and try something else but been to scared? Well, the margarita’s a classic that lies between adventurous and classic.

What you’ll need:

  • 44 ml tequila
  • 15 ml triple sec
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with cracked ice, shake well
  • Rim glass with salt
  • Strain in the mixture into the glass and serve

Pisco Sour

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It’s a tried-and-tested recipe that has many takers across the world and yet fails to make it to Indian bars. The solution? Make it for yourself right at home and see the tangy drink work its magic.

What you’ll need:

  • 89 ml Pisco
  • 30 ml key lime juice
  • 30 ml simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Instructions:

  • Add Pisco, lime juice and syrup in a shaker and shake well
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake again
  • Strain into the glass and sprinkle in the Angostura bitters
  • Serve

Daiquiri

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Don’t be fooled by this dainty drink, it packs a punch that you’ll never see coming. Another sour cocktail that’s made its way into pop culture and straight into our hearts, it’s imperative you learn how to make this ASAP!

What you’ll need:

  • 60 ml light rum
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml simple syrup

Instructions:

  • Add 2 cups of ice into a shaker
  • Pour in all ingredients and shake well
  • Strain the drink into a chilled glass and serve

Sidecar

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An easy breezy recipe to whip up at your own home bar, and yet you’ve been missing out on it all along! Sigh, what blasphemy. You could change that real quick with this recipe and enjoy what this classic cocktail has to offer you.

What you’ll need:

  • 60 ml cognac
  • 30 ml Cointreau
  • 22 ml fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake well
  • Strain into glass and serve