Sour cocktails normally have a whiskey or scotch base, but you can really use whatever you want as long as you can achieve that sour calling card. Some common ingredients found in sour cocktails are lemon juice, bitters, and sugar. Here’s an example of one sour drink that you will learn to make after you complete training at a bartending school.
The whiskey sour is commonly made with scotch. To make one, take two ounces of scotch and ¾ ounce simple syrup and lemon juice. Add the syrup and lemon juice into a mixer with ice and shake. Strain the liquid into a rock glass, then add ice and scotch and garnish with a lemon. Watch this video to learn about the different types of ingredients that go well with sour drinks.
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