Thirsty Thursday: Raspberry Whiskey Sour

Hey there, and happy Friday Eve!! I’ve been getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day this week on the blog, and today I’m sharing a delicious cocktail recipe.

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Typical whiskey sours include lemons, but to give this one a St. Patrick’s Day twist, I used limes. Here’s what you need for one cocktail:


  • 2 ounces Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Raspberry Brandy
  • 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • Granulated Sugar, For rimming the glass
  • Raspberries
  • Lime Wedges

And if you need a suggestion for a great Raspberry Brandy, I highly recommend Finnriver’s!


And here’s what to do:

  1. Wet the rim of a low ball glass with a wedge of lime, then dip it in a dish of sugar to rim.
  2. Muddle a few raspberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add in the bourbon, raspberry brandy, fresh lime juice and shake.
  4. Pour into the low ball glass.
  5. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lime twist.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

If you’re looking for a nice set of low ball glasses, I love mine! And my shaker can be found here.

If you wanted to make a big batch of this cocktail for a party, here are my serving tips:

  1. Make a big batch of the liquid in a large pitcher
  2. Slice limes and put in a bowl
  3. Fill a bowl with raspberries
  4. Pre-rim glasses with sugar
  5. Put the instructions for building the cocktail on a little chalkboard or attach a tag to the pitcher with a ribbon that matches the party theme

This drink is delicious, and I highly recommend adding it to your spring entertaining!

Party on!

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