Cranberry Boston Sour Bourbon Cocktail

The holidays are the perfect time to craft a cranberry Boston sour.  A twist on a bourbon sour, this has a little egg-white in it to give it that frothy look.

The Boston Sour is a whiskey sour with an egg white, which makes a frothy foam at the rim of the glass. It makes an ultra smooth flavor with a gorgeous look.

This cocktail can be made as a single, or in a big batch! We love cranberry season, and grab a few extra bags to keep in the freezer. We make our own cranberry syrup, which is so easy! So, let the festivities begin!

The Boston Sour, distinguished from the Whiskey sour with the addition of egg, first appeared in recipes in William Schmidt’s 1892 The Flowing Bowl. It’s believed that the egg white helped smooth the harsh, bootleg alcohol used in Whiskey Sours during prohibition, which is why it was first introduced.


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Cranberry Sour Bourbon Cocktails


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Ingredients for Bourbon Cranberry Sour:





Instructions for Bourbon Cranberry Sour:

Using a metal drink skewer, pierce 3 fresh cranberries down core. Insert fresh rosemary into the cranberries to create a garnish, set aside.

Measure all liquid ingredients, including egg white & bitters into cocktail shaker

Dry shake, vigorously, without ice, to create foam. Add ice, and shake vigorously again.

Double stain into chilled martini glass

Garnish with rosemary speared cranberries.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes


More Holiday Bourbon Cocktails

White Hot Chocolate with Gingerbread and Bourbon – White Kitchen Red Wine

Winter Spiced Old Fashioned – NibbleNnest

Butterscotch Eggnog – Honest Grub Honest Foodie Blog


Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


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