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A simple mix of spirit, citrus and sweetener, the Whiskey Sour is one of the world’s most enduring cocktail formulas. The balance of dark woody flavors and bright citrus also makes the drink infinitely malleable. Here are a few riffs on the classic to try as the weather gets cooler.

Cherry Point Sour

A rich twist on the New York Sour that’s refreshing no matter the season.

Gold Rush

An easy-going mix of bourbon, lemon and honey.

Los Angeles Sour

To create a liquid homage to LA, bartender Adam Fournier offers this modern update on the Los Angeles Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Maple Leaf

This ­simple ­spin ­on ­a ­Whiskey ­Sour­ combines ­the ­richness ­of ­maple ­syrup with the ­spice ­of cinnamon.­

Peaches & Herb

The bar team at The Franklin created this whiskey sour riff to take the edge off those long New Orleans summers.

Plaid on Plaid

This Whisky Sour taps the depth and smokiness of two types of Scotch.

Smashing Leaves

This riff features a citrusy burst of kumquat.

Sour Italia

Barolo Chinato deepens the flavors of the classic Whiskey Sour.

Toronto Sour

This Canadian version of the New York Sour matches rye whiskey and maple syrup with lemon juice and a float of dry red wine.

Whiskey Passion Cocktail

Passion fruit and vanilla lend tropical warmth to the Whiskey Sour.

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