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Christmas Whiskey Sour Recipe

Cocktails, anyone?! Our “Sips & Sweets” happy hour is one of the highlights of the guest experience here at Chateau Bourbon. Not only do we prepare a made-from-scratch, bourbon-infused dessert, but also a signature bourbon cocktail each evening. If that doesn’t put the ‘happy’ in happy hour, I don’t know what does!

The change of seasons brings an opportunity to switch up our recipes, incorporating seasonal ingredients and flavors. Winter is certainly an ideal time for hot beverages – think hot toddy or spiked hot chocolate! But cold beverages can still warm us up – eggnog mixed with a healthy dose of whiskey or brandy provides that “Kentucky Hug” every time.

I personally love the use of seasonal flavors such as cranberry and orange in some classic cocktail recipes. This cocktail, our Christmas Sour, utilizes them beautifully!

Christmas Whiskey Sour

Makes 2 cocktails, because who wants just one? 🙂


  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ naval orange, squeezed
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 6 drops Spiced Cranberry bitters (optional – we use Bitterman’s)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into two rocks glasses filled with fresh ice. Use remaining orange half to slice wheels for garnish. Cheers!

Looking for a Christmas-inspired breakfast recipe? For our seasonal Spiked Eggnog Pancake recipe, click here. ENJOY!

Want to give the PERFECT gift this holiday season? Chateau Bourbon gift cards never expire and can be purchased in any value! Purchase here.