RECIPE | Champagne Sour Cocktail with Tarnished Truth Rye


We celebrate our one year anniversary on Coast Live [LINK] with a unique take on a Whiskey Sour.

Our Champagne Sour mixes whiskey with any sparkling wine such as Cava, Champagne, and Prosecco. The sparkling wine mimics the pop or lemon and the sweetness of a simple syrup found in a Whiskey Sour. Traditional garnishes of a maraschino cherry and orange slice are used.

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Here’s how to make the drink:

In an old fashioned glass, add 1-1/2 ounces of bourbon; we like the offerings from Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. in Virginia Beach [LINK]. Add ice and top with champagne. Stir, and garnish with an orange wedge and a few cocktail cherries on a cocktail pick.

Cocktail garnishes come from our partners at The Fresh Market [LINK], the official grocer of Virginia Eats + Drinks.

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