Cocktails, Drinks, Holiday, Vegan Food

Cranberry Orange Bourbon Sour

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Hello and happy Friday! Today I am posting this recipe for a Cranberry Orange Bourbon Sour. This was actually supposed to be posted over the holidays but my schedule got thrown off (due to getting engaged, yay!) and this one never made it to the blog. But you know what? It is a delicious drink and totally customizable. If you aren’t feeling cranberries, try blueberries, strawberries or raspberries! The sky is the limit!

So, about the bourbon. I love bourbon. A lot. And I especially love it now that I am addicted to the NBC show Good Girls. Have you seen it? The main character Beth’s go-to drink is bourbon on the rocks. And she’s a bad bitch. So naturally, I like to pretend I am a bad bitch too and use bourbon in most of my cocktails. If you haven’t seen it, go to Netflix and binge it right now. Beth & Rio’s chemistry is next level, and to be frank, the only reason I watch the show. Also, now I know how to make convincing fake money. So that’s cool.

This drink definitely has a holiday vibe, but you can totally drink it any time of year. Its super refreshing thanks to the citrus, and like I said, easily customizable.

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Cranberry Orange Bourbon Sour

  • Author: Liv B
  • Yield: 2 cocktails


A delicious and refreshing citrus cranberry bourbon cocktail.


Cranberry-Orange Syrup:

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Zest of 1 orange (you can just peel it and use that if you’re lazy or don’t have a zester)


  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • 1 shot (3 tbsp) orange juice
  • 1 shot (3 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 2 shots (approx. 6 tbsp) Cranberry-Orange Syrup

Sugar Rim:

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon or orange zest (optional, but pretty)


  1. In a small pot on medium heat, combine syrup ingredients. Bring to a gentle simmer for 10 minutes until thickened slightly. Strain the syrup through a mesh strainer into a jar. You can keep this in the fridge up to a week to use for more cocktails!
  2. In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, add the cocktail ingredients and shake for 1 minute, until cold.
  3. Dip glass rims in syrup, then roll in the sugar rim mix to coat. Strain cocktail into glasses. Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. looks yummy. i’m not familiar with bourbons however, do you have a brand that you would recommend? thanks.

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