- 2 oz (60 ml) bourbon or whiskey
- 3/4 oz (22 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) cranberry juice (100% cranberry juice, not cranberry cocktail)
- 1/2 oz (15 ml) simple syrup (adjust to taste)
- Orange or cranberry slices and maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice to chill it while you prepare the cocktail.
- In the chilled shaker, combine the bourbon or whiskey, freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup.
- Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds until it’s well chilled.
- Strain the Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- If desired, garnish with a slice of orange or cranberry and a maraschino cherry.
- Serve and savor your Cranberry Orange Whiskey Sour!
This cocktail offers a balanced blend of sweet, sour, and tart flavors with a delightful hint of whiskey. It’s perfect for those who appreciate a slightly fruity and refreshing twist on the classic Whiskey Sour, and it’s an excellent choice for the fall and winter seasons.