Essential Sour Cocktail Recipes You Need To Try

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Do you love your cocktails zesty, tangy, and fresh? Do you enjoy cocktails that have a hint of sourness laced with delightful flavours? Then you have come to the right place! We have got an interesting collection of delicious cocktails that you will love. This roundup of essential sour cocktails is just what you need to sip next.

Sour Cocktail Recipes

1. Whisky Sour Cocktail Recipe

Whisky Sour Cocktail
When it comes to sour cocktails the first thing that comes to mind has to be Whisky Sour. This classic concoction has stood the test of time and for a good reason! The cocktail recipe is simple and easy to make at home. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky for you:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 60ml
- Lemon Juice - 22ml
- Simple Syrup - 22ml
- Aromatic Bitters - 2 dashes
- Egg White - 1
- Lemon Peel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Measure and pour Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup into the shaker.
- Add two dashes of aromatic bitters and egg whites into the shaker.
- Shake the ingredients well without ice (dry shake).
- Next, add ice into the shaker and shake again vigorously to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the foamy mixture into a coupe or rocks glass.
- Garnish the drink with a lemon peel. Serve and enjoy!

2. Gin Sour Cocktail Recipe

Gin Sour Cocktail
Swap whisky for gin in the classic whisky sour recipe and you have got yourself an amazing drink in hand! This foamy and delicious concoction is a must-try for every gin cocktail lover. Here’s the cocktail recipe featuring Tanqueray London Dry gin for you to mix at home:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London dry Gin - 60ml
- Lemon Juice - 30ml
- Simple Syrup - 15ml
- Egg White - 15ml
- Aromatic Bitters - 2-3 dashes
- Ice

Method
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry, lemon juice, egg white and simple syrup into the shaker.
- Shake the ingredients well without ice (dry shake).
- Fill the shake with ice and shake again vigorously to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Add two to three dashes of aromatic bitters on top to garnish the drink.

3. New York Sour Cocktail Recipe

New York Sour Cocktail
Another variation of classic whisky sour, New York Sour is a captivating drink that not just tickles the taste buds but is also pleasing to the eyes. Originally crafted in Chicago, this whisky cocktail found its true recognition in New York City much later. The red wine floating on top enhances the visual appeal and flavour of the cocktail. Here’s the whisky cocktail recipe made using The Singleton Of Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- The Singleton Of Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky (12 YO) - 60ml
- Lemon Juice - 30ml
- Sugar Syrup - 15ml
- Egg White - 1
- Red Wine - 15ml
- Lemon Peel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Measure and pour The Singleton Of Glendullan Single Malt Scotch Whisky, freshly squeezed. lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
- Gently separate the egg white from the yolk and add it to the shaker.
- Shake the ingredients well (without ice).
- Next, add ice to the shaker and shake again to combine.
- Prepare a rocks glass or a low-ball glass by adding some ice to it.
- Strain the mixture from the shaker into the prepared glass.
- Using the back of the bar spoon, gently pour red wine into the glass so that it settles as a layer on top of the drink.
- Garnish with a lemon peel and serve!

4. Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Margarita Cocktail
Another sour cocktail that is super popular and simple to mix at home is Margarita! This tequila cocktail has been on the top of the charts among many cocktail connoisseurs. The thrilling fusion of tequila, triple sec, lime juice and agave syrup is a must-try. Here’s a cocktail recipe featuring Don Julio Blanco:

Ingredients
- Don Julio Tequila - 60ml
- Triple Sec - 15ml
- Lime Juice - 30ml
- Agave Syrup - 15ml
- Lime Wheel - 1
- Salt
- Ice

Method
- Rub a lime wedge over the rim of a margarita glass and then dip it into salt to coat.
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Don Julio tequila, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice and agave syrup into the shaker. 
- Shake vigorously to combine the ingredients.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture of the prepared margarita glass over the fresh ice.
- Garnish the drink with a lime wheel and serve.

5. Vodka Sour Cocktail Recipe

Vodka Sour Cocktail
If you love vodka and sour cocktails excites you, then you have to try this one. Perfect for any occasion, you enjoy this after a long day or serve it at your next house party, this one will definitely impress your guests. Here’s the cocktail recipe featuring Ketel One Vodka:

Ingredients
- Ketel One Vodka - 60ml
- Fresh lemon juice - 30ml
- Simple syrup - 15ml
- Egg White - 15ml
- Bitters - 2 dashes
- Cherry - 1
- Lemon Wheel - 1
- Ice

Method
- Measure and pour Ketel One Vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white and cocktail bitters into a cocktail shaker
- Dry shake (without ice) the ingredients to combine
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake again
- Using a cocktail strainer, fine strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice
- Garnish with a cherry and lemon wheel
- Serve and enjoy!