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Rudolph’s Whiskey Sour


Let’s chat about Rudolph’s Whiskey Sour, a fun and festive twist on the classic whiskey sour that’s guaranteed to be a hit for the holidays. There’s a cranberry sitting right at the front of the glass, just like Rudolph’s shining red nose. Not only is this a completely delicious recipe, but it’ll have everyone turning their heads just to get a double take!

Now, about the flavors. The original whiskey sour is a mix of whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar – simple, right? It’s a bit citrusy, a little sweet, and you can really taste the whiskey. In Rudolph’s Whiskey Sour, I’m keeping that whiskey vibe but adding a holiday spin.

First, there’s cranberry juice. It brings an acidic and fruity kick, kind of like the lemon juice in the original, but with a berry twist. Then, gingerbread syrup – this is where the seasonal magic happens. It adds a warm, spicy, and sweet note and it’s a neat way to bring in those classic holiday flavors.

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is the pomegranate juice. It steps in with its own unique sweet and tart profile, giving the drink a gorgeous deep red color.

The addition of egg whites is the secret to that smooth, frothy top. In a classic whiskey sour, they make the drink silky and a bit creamy. Here, they do the same job, but they also help blend all these different flavors together.

The presentation of this cocktail is what adds the icing on this cake! I skewered a fresh cranberry to a thin wire then pinned it to the front of the glass. The end result looks like the star of the show himself: Rudolph!


Step 1: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake.


Step 2: Next, shake with ice and strain into coupe glass.


Step 3: Garnish with cranberry.

So, what’s it like when you take a sip? You get the warmth and kick from the whiskey, a nice berry tartness from the cranberry and pomegranate, a sweet, spiced note from the gingerbread syrup, and a citrusy zing from the lime. The flavors all come together in a way that’s festive and delightful, but still true to the spirit of a classic whiskey sour.

So, shake one up and enjoy!

Rudolph’s Whiskey Sour




  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake.
  2. Step 2 – Next, shake with ice and strain into coupe glass.
  3. Step 3 – Garnish with cranberry.

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