Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour Recipe: A Symphony of Flavor Meets Craftsmanship

Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour


When it comes to mixology, the classic Bourbon Sour has always been a staple. But have you ever wondered how this revered cocktail would taste with a twist that involves not just any vodka, but the luxurious Felene Organic Vodka made from fermented sugarcane? Our Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is an innovative creation that weaves in the smokiness of bourbon with the crisp, organic notes of Felene Vodka, and the natural sweetness of maple syrup. This cocktail not only speaks to your palate but also transcends ordinary drinking experiences.

Taste Profile and Experience

Smoked cocktails can add a unique and exciting twist on a classic. The Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is a cocktail that dances on the edge of contemporary mixology and time-honored traditions. At first sip, you’ll experience the robust, smoky tones of bourbon, a tribute to the classic American spirit. Almost immediately, this flavor is complemented and elevated by the crisp, clear notes of Felene Organic Vodka, which adds an unmissable smoothness to the drink.

But what sets this cocktail apart is the infusion of pure maple syrup. The syrup lends a natural sweetness that counters the acidity of the fresh lemon juice, creating a harmonious blend that is as invigorating as it is satisfying. The dash of Angostura bitters adds the perfect aromatic backdrop, making each sip a full-bodied experience.

Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour Recipe

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The Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is a cocktail that dances on the edge of contemporary mixology and time-honored traditions.


  • 1.5 oz Bourbon

  • 1 oz Felene American Handcrafted Vodka

  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice

  • .5 oz pure maple syrup

  • 1 dash Angostura

  • Ice Cube

  • Garnish
  • 1 twist or wedge lemon

  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • Preparation: Begin by gathering all your ingredients, ensuring that the lemon juice is freshly squeezed and the maple syrup is of high quality.
  • Smoking the Glass: (Optional) Light the applewood sliver and let it smolder. Turn a glass upside down over the smoking wood to capture the smoke.
  • Mixing: In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, Felene Organic Vodka, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
  • Shake: Add ice cubes to the shaker. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Pour: Turn your smoked glass right side up. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  • Finishing Touch: Add a dash of Angostura bitters and garnish with a lemon twist or cherry.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Your Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is ready to be enjoyed!

Nutrition Information:

Nutrition InformationValue
Sugar (grams)6.71 g
Carbohydrates (grams)6.71 g
Alcohol by Volume (ABV)21.82%
Total Calories131 calories

Key Points:

  • Sugar and Carbohydrates: Both are primarily from the maple syrup, amounting to 6.71 grams each.
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Approximately 21.82%, derived from the bourbon and vodka.
  • Total Calories: The cocktail contains approximately 131 calories, combining the caloric content of the bourbon, alcohol and maple syrup.

Please note that these values are estimates and actual values might vary slightly based on the specific brands and natural variation in the ingredients.


While the traditional Bourbon Sour has roots dating back to the 1800s, the Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is a modern twist designed for the connoisseur who appreciates the finesse of well-balanced flavors. The concept of smoking the glass brings in an old-world charm, harking back to the days of speakeasies and Prohibition-era ingenuity. In contrast, the use of Felene Organic Vodka pays homage to today’s craft spirit movement, focusing on organic, sustainably-sourced ingredients.

Our Take

The Smoked Maple Bourbon Sour is more than just a cocktail; it’s an experience that marries classic flavors with modern techniques, all enhanced by the impeccable quality of Felene Organic Vodka. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or simply indulging in a personal treat, this cocktail guarantees an unforgettable journey of flavors and sensations.

Cheers to crafting memories, one impeccable cocktail at a time.

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