Mad Bourbon Sour

Mad Bourbon Sour

Posted Apr 13 | By Natalie Migliarini

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I could not pass up the chance to make a signature Mad Men cocktail for a special occasion. I am a big fan of Mad Men and love how cocktails are incorporated into the show to represent the time period. I love seeing the retro bar war and the bottles of liquor in the Madison Avenue offices. Every business meeting and restaurant outing incorporates some kind of classic cocktail. I decided to create a version of the whiskey sour. I love whiskey sours but rarely order one when I am out because I always get sidetrack with the craft cocktail menus. I love this drink because it contains bourbon and lemon juice which in my opinion go so well together! I mixed the classic recipe up a bit by using meyer lemons, a small amount of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, and cherry bitters. The cherry bitters make this drink! The bitters give drink a bite that really kicks it up a notch. Make this bourbon sour tonight and feel like you are taken back to the Mad Men era. It will be so much more fun than sipping on a bottle of wine!

Recipe: Mad Bourbon Sour


  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 1 teaspoons of simple syrup
  • 1 meyer lemon, juiced
  • ½ ounce of Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 2 dashes of cherry bitters

Garnish: cherry (I used Italian Amarena Cherry)


  • Fill a shaker with 1 cup of ice, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Luxardo Marashino Liqueur
  • Shake mixture until it is mixed and chilled
  • Strain mixture into serving glass
  • Add dashes of bitters
  • Garnish cocktail with cherry

Yields: 1 serving


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