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Infused Bourbon Sour – Recipe! Cocktail Time!

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The Bourbon Sour is my husband’s favorite cocktail and we usually whip up a batch now and again for celebrations or just because.  This new version of the Infused Bourbon Sour is made with a honey syrup that is steeped with lemongrass.  I make this special syrup for cocktails, to splash on fresh fruit or to add in salad dressings.  I use Bullet 10 in this recipe, but most people have a favorite.

Honey Syrup is simple to make – equal parts honey and water simmered in a saucepan.  But with this new recipe for honey syrup, I add a smashed stalk of lemongrass for a fresh new lemon essence.  Citrus is subtle in lemongrass and I enjoy the fragrance in a smooth syrup like this one.

These cocktails are fun to make at parties or small get-togethers with friends.  You can make a larger batch ahead of time by quadrupling the recipe or make them fresh with a designated bartender.


Bourbon, your choice

Infused Honey Syrup – equal parts honey + water + 1 stalk of lemon grass smashed

Lemons, depends on how many cocktails you are making


(Makes 1 darn good cocktail)

To Prepare:

1.  To make the honey syrup, add all the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer.  Turn the heat off and let the lemongrass steep in the syrup until the liquid reaches room temperature.  Disgard the lemongrass stalk ( you can store the syrup in a refrigerator for several weeks).  Gather all your ingredients to make the cocktails.

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2.  Ice your glasses.

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3.  In a shaker, add 1 shot of bourbon and 1 shot of honey syrup.

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2.  Zest a lemon.

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4.  Add the juice of half a lemon to the shaker with the Bourbon and Honey Syrup.

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5.  Shakin’ not Stirred!

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6.  Toss the ice out of the glass and rub the zest around the rim of the glass and drop it into the center.

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7.  Pour the Infused Bourbon Sour into your chilled glass and….

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8.  Enjoy!

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