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Scotch Sour


Old-fashioned Glass

Glass Guide- Old-fashioned Glass

The Scotch Sour is an obvious rendition of the popular Whiskey Sour and is one that may not be quite as familiar, but is certainly one to know as some Scotch drinkers have a keen taste for it. The interesting part of most Scotch Sour recipes is that they skip the simple syrup, which is vital in the "whiskey" version. Personally, I do see how skipping the sweetness makes this sour better, there can easily be too much going on with the more complex Scotches. Then again, some of the peatier ones need a little softening. Also, take care not to go overboard on the lemon.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.

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