The whiskey sour has been a staple cocktail at bars, parties and small get togethers for ages — one that has spawned several variations through the years, one of the latest among them being The American Sour, which substitutes in Wild Turkey American Honey® (a blend of bold Kentucky straight bourbon and the sweetness of real honey) in place of unflavored whiskeys used in a more traditional whiskey sour recipe.
And like any legit cocktail, there are a few ways you can make a delicious American Sour. You can adapt your mixology efforts and serving methods to fit best with the occasion you’re at and the good company you’re keeping.
Here are three different ways to make an American Sour.
The Simple American Sour
If you want to keep it extremely simple without sacrificing taste, this is the way to go. All you have to do is mix American Honey and the sour mix of your choice in a highball glass over ice, then top it with a little bit of club soda. Skip the fruit.
The Standard American Sour
To take it up a notch on the classiness scale, combine American Honey® with lemon juice and simple syrup over ice in a highball glass before pouring the soda in. Garnish it with a lemon wheel.
The Upscale American Sour
If you’re looking to please your whiskey drinking friends with a cocktail they can consume with a pinky out, this is the way to go. Mix American Honey®, lemon juice and simple syrup in a champagne flute. Add some orange bitters, and substitute the soda for prosecco. Garnish it with an orange twist.
Your new favorite cocktail is waiting
The new world of flavored whiskeys is filled with exciting possibilities — including what could very well be your new go-to cocktail.
The American Sour, in particular, offers the unique versatility of year-round drinking (looking at you, gin and tonic), and its fun yet classic character can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
So keep the straight stuff on the shelf — and tell your next bartender that you’re looking for a taste of the sweet life.
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