Rhubarb Bourbon Sour

Rhubarb adds a tartness to this take on a Bourbon Sour with a honey-sweetened simply syrup. If you are sensitive to gluten-grain-based bourbon, Hudson Baby Bourbon is a100% corn based and could be a good alternative.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Tessa Fisher


Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb


  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce rhubarb simple syrup
  • Piece of rhubarb for garnish (optional)


  1. For the Rhubarb Simple Syrup: Add honey, water, and rhubarb to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once honey has dissolved and rhubarb has started break down, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Once cool, strain into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. For the Rhubarb Bourbon Sour: Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Add a piece of rhubarb as a garnish if desired.