This recipe appears in:How to Make (and Use) Apricot Liqueur at Home
This bourbon sour has a nice bitter bite from the Averna to balance the sweetness of the apricot liqueur. I used Four Roses Yellow Label bourbon here, but feel free to try whatever you have on hand.
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- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Four Roses Yellow Label
- 1 ounce apricot liqueur
- 1 barspoon Averna
- 1 barspoon fresh juice from 1 lemon
- Garnish: Lemon twist
Add bourbon, apricot liqueur, Averna, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled OId Fashioned glass, garnish with lemon twist, and serve immediately.