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Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour

Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour
  March 28, 2024

Embrace the Yuzu Twist: A Refreshing Yuzu Whiskey Sour

Looking for a unique and delightful twist on the classic Whiskey Sour? Look no further than the Yuzu Whiskey Sour! This recipe incorporates the vibrant citrus notes of yuzu, a Japanese fruit, to create a refreshingly tart and balanced cocktail.


2 ounces Japanese Whiskey (preferably a blend or a lighter-bodied single malt)

1 ounce Fresh Yuzu Juice (or 1 ounce fresh lime juice with 1/2 teaspoon yuzu kosho paste)

3/4 ounce Simple Syrup

1 Egg White (optional, for a frothy texture)

Yuzu Twist (for garnish)



Chill your glass: Place a coupe or coupe glass in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Separate the egg white (optional): If using egg white, carefully separate it from the yolk, ensuring no yolk contaminates the white.

Combine liquids: In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the whisky, yuzu juice (or lime juice and yuzu kosho paste), simple syrup, and egg white (if using).

Shake it up: Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds until well chilled and frothy (if using egg white).

Strain and serve: Double strain (using a fine-mesh strainer) the cocktail into the chilled coupe glass.

Garnish time: Express the oils from a yuzu twist by twisting it over the drink and discarding the peel. Add the twist to the glass for an elegant touch.


Fresh yuzu juice is ideal for the most vibrant flavor. If unavailable, freshly squeezed lime juice with a touch of yuzu kosho paste (a paste made with yuzu, chilies, and salt) can be a substitute.

Adjust the amount of simple syrup to your preference. Start with 3/4 ounce and add more for a sweeter drink.

Omit the egg white for a lighter and more citrus-forward cocktail.

Experiment with different Japanese whiskies to discover your favorite flavor profile. A blend or a lighter single malt works well in this recipe.

Feeling adventurous? Add a dash of Angostura bitters for a touch of complexity.

The Yuzu Whisky Sour is a delightful departure from the ordinary sour recipe. The bright citrus notes of yuzu perfectly complement the smooth character of the whisky, creating a truly refreshing and sophisticated cocktail. So, raise a glass and experience the delightful twist that yuzu brings to this classic drink!