Dreamy Bourbon Sour

One little sip of this Bourbon Sour leads to another. Your taste buds try to pinpoint exactly what's at play in the delectable concoction... Citrus, for sure. But what kind? Orange? Lemon? What's that hint of sweetness mingling with the bourbon? Maple syrup? You take another sip. Wonder about these things. Smile. And sip some more.

INGREDIENTS (per drink) thank you James Schaaf for the recipe!

  • fresh juice of one lemon, pulp and seeds strained (Meyer's are fantastic, if you can get them)
  • 4-5 dashes orange bitters
  • 1-1 1/2  tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon or whiskey of your liking

Fill a big mason jar or cocktail shaker with all ingredients, including a few ice cubes. (Feel free to make one, or many cocktails at once.) Give everything a good shake and you're good to go.

Place fresh ice into a glass (or glasses) and pour the chilled, mixed cocktail over the ice. Discard the ice used for shaking.

Sip right away.