Eastern Sour

The Eastern Sour gets its name from Harold St. Claire, the man who created it. St. Claire was a bartender at the Navy Club in Washington D.C., and invented the cocktail sometime between 1933 and 1946. This is one of two tiki drinks that St. Claire created; the other, "Grog," is very similar, but substitutes light rum for gin. In a shaker jar, combine all ingredients; add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with an 11-inch ice cube or serve in a cocktail glass.

Spirit Used


2 ounce Bourbon whiskey
1 ½ ounce Orange juice
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
¼ ounce orgeat or almond syrup
¼ ounce Simple Syrup
Orange and lime wheels


1. Shake with ice and strain into ice-filled highball glass.
2. Garnish with orange and lime.
3. Serve in a Highball Glass.

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