Recipe Chart for the Sours

A Sour includes spirit, lemon or lime juice and a sweetener. Simple (sugar) syrup, flavored syrups and liqueurs are used as the sweetener, sometimes with additional fruit juices. Bitters or herbs can also be added as an aroma accent.

Here's a chart of the ingredients in our Sour recipes. They appear to fall into four groups: Simple Sours, Liqueur Sours, Juiced-Up Sours and Syrup Sours. Even our Tiki drinks may be counted among the Syrup Sours.

Cocktail Spirit Juice Syrup Liqueur Extras
Daiquiri rum lime simple
Bennett gin lime simple bitters
Gin Basil Smash gin lemon simple basil
Lemon Drop vodka lemon simple
Pisco Sour pisco lime simple egg white
Margarita tequila lime triple sec
Bramble gin lemon crème de cassis
Aviation gin lemon crème de violette maraschino
Last Word gin lime Chartreuse maraschino
Lumière gin lime Chartreuse elderflower bitters
Cosmopolitan vodka cranberry lime triple sec
Hemingway Daiquiri rum grapefruit lime maraschino
Hotel Nacional rum pineapple lime apricot
Singapore Sling gin pineapple lime triple sec cherry Bénédictine bitters
Ginger Basil Gimlet gin lime ginger basil
Mai Tai rum lime orgeat curaçao
Marlin rum lemon lime orgeat curaçao maraschino
Royal Bermuda rum lime falernum curaçao
Fire of Olympus tequila lime blackberry reduction triple sec jalapeño