Delicious sour cocktail recipes to try this holiday

Delicious sour cocktail recipes to try this holiday
(Photos: Chu Lo)

Sweet cocktails are so last season. This spring is all about acid.

If you are looking for a unique, sophisticated and elegant drink for your holiday gathering, then look no further.

Steph Buttery, the founder of Chu Lo and participant in BBC Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars, has shared three delicious different cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and rack up your hosting points this weekend.

These interesting twists on classic recipes are a brilliant way to add a refreshing difference to your menu, and the best part is that they really aren’t complicated. So why not give these cocktails a try?

Long Island Peach Tea

Peach Iced Tea

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Add a unique hit to your regular Long Island iced tea with this peachy recipe.

As expected, this is an extra boozy, yet delicious drink.

This recipe replaces the typical tea flavors with a ‘kawaii’ peachy hue, tangy and piquant.

You will need:

  • 100 ml Peach Acid
  • 25 ml white rum
  • 25 ml jenever
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 25 ml vodka
  • Sour peaches
  • Ice
  • highball glass


Start with some ice in a tall glass.

Add 25ml of white rum, 25ml of your favorite gin and top it off with 25ml of vodka.

For some depth, add 15 ml Cointreau – for a light orange flavour.

Then take Chu Lo Peach Sour and fill it all the way to the top and it will turn a nice peach color as it goes through.

Garnish with sour peach candies of choice.

Chu Lo Whiskey Sour

Classic… with a twist (Credits: Ralf Roletschek)

This drink combines sweet and sour with the strong, classic whiskey taste.

To make your whiskey even more sour, add a splash of Chu Lo Lemon Sour for a refreshing kick to your drink.

You will need:

  • 100 ml Citric Acid
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 35ml Bourbon
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • cocktail shaker
  • A glass


Start with a little bit of ice in a shaker.

Then add 25 ml lemon juice to the shaker.

Grab your favorite Bourbon and add 35ml of it to your mix.

Split an egg and toss the egg white into the shaker.

Put the lid on and shake it up! When you’re done, set the shaker aside.

Take a clean glass and add about 100 ml Chu Lo Lemon Sour and add the mix from the shaker on top.

Add a garnish of your choice.

Great Wave Chu Lo cocktail?

Don’t miss this one (Photo: Chu Lo)

As the no- and low-drink options are taking over, so are the low-alcohol cocktails that give all the style and sophistication of a classic cocktail without the morning headache.

Combine sour, sweet and creamy in this beautiful drink.

You will need:

  • 100 ml Malic acid
  • Splash of double cream
  • 15ml Blue Curacao
  • martini glass


  • Start by adding a splash of cream to the martini glass and swirl it around to create wave-like structures.
  • Add 15ml Blue Curaçao to the glass; this will really stand out against the white color of the cream and give a sea vibe.
  • add malic acid; this gives a super foamy top just like waves.
  • Add a garnish of your choice.

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