24 Best Sour Cocktail Recipes to Try Tonight

If you love your Whiskey Sours or Amaretto Sours, here’s a whole list of great sour cocktails to try! It’s one of the oldest cocktail categories, and it’s still here because it’s that good!

The Whiskey Sour without egg whites

If you’re unfamiliar, the category of “sour cocktails” are ones that typically include a sour component along with other ingredients. The sour is usually citrus juice with a sweetener or sour mix. (You can make your own fresh, delicious sour mix if you don’t like the bottled stuff.)

The sour ingredient could be lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange juice. The sweetener could be sugar, simple syrup, honey, agave or a sweet liqueur. The base spirit ranges from whiskey to gin to tequila and then some.

What makes sour cocktails delicious is how they balance sweet and tart flavors, which makes them refreshing. These drinks are perfect for those who enjoy a refreshing and tangy drink that’s not too sweet.