Print
Strawberry Whiskey Sour | Magnolia Days

Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Strawberry Whiskey Sour is a fruity twist to a classic cocktail. Homemade sour mix and fresh strawberries make it over the top.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Renee Dobbs

Ingredients

For the sour mix:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Peeled zest from 3 lemons
  • Peeled zest from 3 limes
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice

For the strawberry purée:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries save a few for garnish, hulled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

For the strawberry whiskey sour:

  • 2 ounces whiskey bourbon recommended
  • 2 ounces sour mix
  • 1 ounce strawberry purée

Instructions

For the sour mix:

  1. Add water and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and add lemon and lime zests. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Add lemon and lime juices. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Cover mix and chill thoroughly.

For the strawberry purée:

  1. Stir together strawberries and granulated sugar in a bowl. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Place strawberries and juice in a blender. Blend until completely puréed. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove as many seeds as possible. You may have to push purée through the sieve using a spoon or rubber spatula.

For the strawberry whiskey sour:

  1. Add whiskey, sour mix, and strawberry purée to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh strawberry, lemon slices, and/or lime slices.
  4. Keep both leftover sour mix and strawberry purée chilled in sealed containers. Use sour mix within 7 days. Use purée within 3 days (great in smoothies).

Recipe Notes

Prep time does not include time for cooling and chilling sour mix or macerating strawberries for the purée.