Scotch Sour with Mint-Infused Brown Sugar Syrup

By Zeynep Talu
March 18, 2016
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Author Notes: I choose Scotch Sour over traditional Whiskey Sour with Bourbon. And Brown Sugar Syrup is very crucial in this cocktail as it adds richness to the aged Scotch. Zeynep Talu

Makes: 1 cocktail

Scotch Sour:

  • 1 shot Scotch whisky
  • 3/4 shot Mint-Infused Brown Sugar Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 shot lime juice
  • 1/2 shot lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • mint leaves and brown sugar (to garnish)

Mint-Infused Brown Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 mint leaves
  1. Place the brown sugar, water and the mint leaves in a pan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Bring it to boil. Then lower the heat and let is simmer for 10 minutes. Move aside and let it cool for at least 2 hours.
  2. Place all the ingredient for the cocktail plus two ice cubes in a shaker. Shake for a minute and pour in a glass dipped into brown sugar and filled with two ice cubes. Garnish with mint leaves.

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