The Apricot and Honey Bourbon Sour was created by popular mixology bloggers Jay and Leah Hall. It features a citrus syrup that’s easy enough for any budding bartender to make at home, and has warm, sweet flavors to match on crisp fall days.

When writing about the inspiration for this cocktail on their blog, Gastronom, Hall said, "Bourbon and honey are a winning combination." He explained that adding the fruity apricot syrup pulls out warm caramel notes from the bourbon and brings out the sweetness of the honey. Sounds like the perfect combination!


  • 2 oz. Kentucky bourbon
  • 1.5 oz. Honey apricot syrup*
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 5 Dashes bitters
  • 3-5 Mint leaves for garnish


Combine the bourbon, homemade syrup, lemon juice, and bitters in a drinking glass of your choice. Add fresh ice and stir with a cocktail straw to chill. Garnish with mint leaves.

*To make honey apricot syrup, you’ll need: 3-5 apricots, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water. Pit and slice the apricots. Place the flesh of the fruit in a saucepan and add the honey, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil and let the concoction simmer for about five minutes (or until the syrup starts to thicken). Strain the mixture into a seal-able container for safe storage, removing any apricot slices or broken down fruit remnants.



Originally written by RootsRated for Visit Bardstown.