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Mint Whiskey Sour

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 1
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A favorite cocktail with homemade mint syrup and lots of fresh citrus.
by: Macheesmo
Updated May 2, 2017
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Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 big sprigs fresh mint


  • 1 oz mint simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 3 oz bourbon whiskey
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • Cherry, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  • 1
    For mint simple syrup, combine sugar, water and mint sprigs in small saucepan and heat while stirring regularly until sugar is dissolved. Once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Then remove mint sprigs.
  • 2
    To make a cocktail, add 1 ounce mint simple syrup, lemon juice and bourbon whiskey to a shaker glass with lots of ice. Shake to chill.
  • 3
    Strain drink into a cold glass with fresh ice and garnish with orange slice, cherry and fresh mint.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    You can make a big pitcher of this mix by multiplying the recipe by 6, then serve it over ice in individual glasses.

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More About This Recipe

  • This cocktail is a win for St. Patrick's Day. But make it for spring and summer parties too. There is an amazing resurgence of cocktail culture happening right now. Gone (mostly) are the days of super-sweet tiki drinks. Instead, you can roll into many great bars these days and be served an amazing cocktail. Some of them are seriously works of art and hard to reproduce at home. But, there are great cocktails that are easy to make at home if you use good ingredients. A whiskey sour is a classic drink that has just a few ingredients and is easy to toss together – either individually or as a pitcher for a party. This is my minty twist on the classic. An important iingredient in this drink besides booze is fresh lemon juice. Let me repeat that: fresh lemon juice. Do not use the concentrated stuff. About half of a large lemon will make one cocktail. Pour everything into a cocktail glass and garnish the whole thing with an orange slice, a cherry, and a sprig of fresh mint. This would probably cost $10 in a fancy bar. Bring happy hour home!
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