Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour

Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour – A twist on a classic Whiskey Sour Cocktail with depth and intrigue. Summer never tasted so good!

Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour Cocktail

Erin Hawley

Summer is the time for cocktail creativity. It’s time to shake things up a bit, so to speak.

We’ve got another fabulous summer cocktail from Erin Hawley, our resident mixologist.  The Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour offers rich caramel notes with a touch of citrus flavor. I find sipping this cool refreshing beverage on a hot day to be both satisfying and calming.

You are going to love this one!

Cocktail - Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour


A Note From Erin: In this cocktail the classic whiskey sour gets a few updates. In place of a traditional sweetener I substitute burnt honey syrup and orange marmalade. I know the burnt honey sounds odd, but it gives the drink a rich caramelized flavor.

Whiskey and bourbon drinkers alike are going to be all over this beverage.


Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour

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Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour – A twist on a classic Whiskey Sour with depth and intrigue! This summer cocktail is perfect for outdoor parties.


  • 2 ounces of your favorite Bourbon
  • .5 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • .5 ounce burnt honey syrup (see below for recipe)
  • Teaspoon of orange marmalade (you could easily make your own, or for store bought I like Bonne Maman)


  1. For Burnt Honey Syrup: Heat 1/2 cup of honey in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Once the honey starts to simmer and foam reduce the heat to low. Let the honey cook over low heat, stirring constantly for another 2-3 minutes, or until the honey turns a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and immediately add 1/3 cup water and stir to combine. Let the mixture cool. This should keep refrigerated for up to a month.
  2. For the Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour: Shake all ingredients together with ice, then fine strain over a rocks glass filled with ice.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 193 Calories
  • Total Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 15.8g
  • Protein: 0.2g
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last updated July 2, 2018

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2 comments on “Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour

  1. Patty from Chili Pepper Madnessposted July 13, 2015 at 11:08 am Reply

    I love the complexity of flavors here. Not only making a burnt honey syrup, but adding orange marmalade. Wow. What a huge pop of flavor. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. amandaposted July 13, 2015 at 2:47 am Reply


    Rating: 5