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A sour is essentially a simplified [[Punch]], consisting of usually just three ingredients:
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A sour is essentially a simplified [[Punch]], consisting of usually just three ingredients: Spirit, Sweetener, Sour (citrus juice). The sweetener can take the form of sugar or simple syrup, or it can be a liqueur of some sort which has a prominently sweet flavor. The sour is usually either lemon or lime juice, but can technically be any high-acid ingredient which would lend the same character.
* Spirit
 
* Sweetener
 
* Sour
 
  
The sweetener can take the form of sugar or simple syrup, or it can be a liqueur of some sort which has a prominently sweet flavor.
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==Base Recipe==
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'''Sour'''
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* 2 ounces spirit
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* 3/4 ounce sour
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* 3/4 ounce sweet
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Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or ice filled rocks glass.
  
The sour is usually either lemon or lime juice, but can technically be any high-acid ingredient which would lend the same character.
 
  
 
While at one time considered a mixed drink category all of it's own, in more recent times it appears to be seen as a sub-category of the [[Cocktail]]. Some common sour style drinks are:
 
While at one time considered a mixed drink category all of it's own, in more recent times it appears to be seen as a sub-category of the [[Cocktail]]. Some common sour style drinks are:

Latest revision as of 18:00, 30 January 2020

A sour is essentially a simplified Punch, consisting of usually just three ingredients: Spirit, Sweetener, Sour (citrus juice). The sweetener can take the form of sugar or simple syrup, or it can be a liqueur of some sort which has a prominently sweet flavor. The sour is usually either lemon or lime juice, but can technically be any high-acid ingredient which would lend the same character.

Base Recipe

Sour

  • 2 ounces spirit
  • 3/4 ounce sour
  • 3/4 ounce sweet

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or ice filled rocks glass.


While at one time considered a mixed drink category all of it's own, in more recent times it appears to be seen as a sub-category of the Cocktail. Some common sour style drinks are: