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!
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.
The Gin Sour is another cocktail from the sour family, which includes the Whiskey Sour and Amaretto Sour. This is an old school style of cocktail, which means it's really all about the flavor of the liquor.
This drink also bears the distinction of being a good thing to do with cheap whiskey and cheap red wine. You can't say that about many things in life The flavor is similar to that of a traditional whiskey sour, but with the grape from the wine putting a twist on both the tartness and the sweetness.
The classic recipe for the White Lady, or Delilah, is basically a Sidecar with gin in place of brandy. But variations on it add other ingredients, which you can experiment with to find out exactly what you prefer.
You can't beat a classic margarita for flavor and sheer deliciousness. This combination of lime, orange and tequila has been honed for years. Want to improve it? Just use the very best quality ingredients you can find.
Think 7-up with a kick, and you've got some idea of what the Gin Fizz tastes like. Of course the herb flavor from the gin makes it a little more interesting than that. And speaking of gin, choose a good one - Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's and Tanqueray Ten are all good choices for a lemon-lime cocktail.