Scotch Sour Cocktail Recipe

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Scotch Sour Cocktail Recipe

Recipes for scotch sour tend to skip the sweetener, this is an interesting characteristic. While that balance of sweet and sour is crucial to the whisky version, it is not so critical to this recipe. You can always add a touch of sweetness, a splash of soda water or even a splash of egg white to create the traditional sour taste. There is also a possibility that the perfect blend will change from whiskey to another. An excellent way to dress up Scotch whisky is with scotch sour.

With just two ingredients, this variation on the whiskey sour is simple and tasty. You should really try this scotch cocktail because it’s one of the most delicious combinations of whisky you can make, with a completely different experience with each new whisky you stir in.


  • Blended scotches tend to be preferred over single malts because they have smoother and more balanced flavors that are unmatched by single malts.
  • Lemon juice fresh from the tree is a must. It is impossible to achieve the clean taste of scotch by bottled forms. Stir this cocktail for about 30 seconds in the shaker, if you prefer.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Scotch Sour Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Scotch Sour Cocktail Recipe is 109 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Scotch Sour Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 oz blended Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the scotch and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake it well.
  • Strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass.
  • Fill it with ice then serve. Enjoy.

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