Apricot and Averna Bourbon Sour Recipe

Autumn Giles

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 3 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serves: 1 serving

Rate & Comment


  • 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


  1. 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.

Special equipment

cocktail shaker

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