Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Is a Rosemary Bourbon Sour like a Whiskey Sour?
They are similar. A traditional Whiskey Sour is made with 80-proof bourbon, lemon juice, sugar and sometimes a frothy egg white on top. This Rosemary Bourbon Sour also has quality bourbon and lemon juice, but uses maple syrup instead of sugar, giving it a more earthy kind of sweetness. Speaking of earthy, we are also muddling fresh rosemary leaves, much like you’d muddle mint leaves for a mojito.
What is the best bourbon for a Rosemary Bourbon Sour?
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Rosemary Bourbon Sour
- 3 oz. bourbon
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- club soda
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Place rosemary leaves from one sprig into a cocktail shaker. Pour in the lemon juice and maple syrup. Use a muddling tool or a wooden spoon to muddle the rosemary leaves. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
- Pour bourbon into the cocktail shaker and gently stir to dissolve the maple syrup. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with the remaining sprig of rosemary.