This weeks drink of the week is the True Sour. It can be made with almost any spirit, but today I made a nice vodka sour. Usually when made at a bar, vodka sour is made with vodka, sour mix and club soda, or with vodka and squirt. But today I am using a recipe from The Cocktail Primer. A great book written by Eben Klemm that showcases everything that you need to know to make the perfect cocktail.

True Sour
True Sour

Garnished with a lemon slice and a simple cherry, this drink is perfect.

True Sour – (From The Cocktail Primer)

  • 2 ounces of your favorite spirit – I used vodka.
  • 1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • club soda
  • dash of bitters
  • citrus slice and/or cherries for garnish

Place the spirit, lemon juice, simple syrup into a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice.  Shake Shake Shake, and then strain into a rocks glass.  Top with club soda.  Finally add a couple of dashes of bitters and you have made the perfect sour cocktail.  Don’t forget to add the garnish.

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