6. Rosemary whisky sour
Herbs have long been a favourite garnish for fancy cocktails – but they also bring a serious freshness when mixed in with the liquid ingredients.
We love this herbaceous twist on a classic whisky sour. The addition of aromatic rosemary syrup goes beautifully with the lemon and scotch – a seriously good drink for adult-only picnics.
Make your own syrup by infusing bashed rosemary sprigs in sugar and water on the stove. Bonus points if they’re picked from your own backyard – but we won’t tell if they’re not.
7. New True sour
This one’s a festive take on the New York sour; essentially a whisky sour with the addition of vino. A layer of frothy egg white tops a red wine float, making a seriously seasonal cocktail for all your yuletide celebrations.
We add a spiced pear syrup into ours for a bit of something sweet. It takes a few minutes to make, but boy is it delicious (plus you keep it for 4 weeks in the fridge for drizzling over ice cream, pudding or well, more sour cocktails).