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Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

Need an easy batch cocktail for your Super Bowl party? I’ve got you covered. These Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours are simple, seasonal and totally refreshing, especially when paired with some deliciously indulgent game day food.

Meyer lemons are in season right now, and they are such a treat in this cocktail. For those of you who’ve never enjoyed a meyer lemon, they are a cross between a mandarin orange and a regular lemon. The rumor mill claims you can eat these like regular fruit as they are sweeter than your average lemon. I’m not sold on that idea (still too much pucker for my taste), but they do make an excellent addition to the sour portion of these Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours. Juice your lemons and limes the morning of your party and combine with simple syrup in a pitcher. Before your guests arrive, either add the whiskey to the pitcher or set out the bottle for folks to add to their own cocktails. Waaay low maintenance for you and fun for your guests. Sounds like a winning party to me.

Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours

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Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sours
Serves: 4-6
  • ¾ cup fresh meyer lemon juice
  • ¾ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1¼ cups whiskey
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherries
  1. Combine juices, simple syrup and whiskey in a small pitcher. Stir gently. Fill low ball glasses with ice and divide cocktail evenly among glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries.
This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. Feel free to tweak the amount of whiskey, too, based on your personal preference.

You can purchase simple syrup or easily make your own by combining equal amounts of water and sugar in a small pan and heating until the sugar is melted. Cool the syrup before using. It will last for several weeks in the fridge.


  1. Oh, these are my hubbies favorite drink! I have yet to try Meyer lemons, but I am more than willing to try it in an adult beverage! I love your polka dot yellow napkin…so cute!
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness recently posted…Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies {GF, Vegetarian, Naturally Sweetened}My Profile

    • Go for it, Taylor! I think you’ll love it!

  2. This is my favorite drink! I always order either a gin + tonic or a whiskey sour (but only when I know the sour mix is homemade and not out of bottle). I love your meyer lemon version!

    • I knew you had good taste, Christina! :) I think you’ll dig the meyer lemon/lime sour combo.

  3. I love a good cocktail especially at night. Meyer lemons…. mmmm!

    • You and me both, Maggie! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love anything lemon! This drink looks so tasty!

    • Your clock is ticking until it’s cocktail time for you again, Julia!

  5. I’m not a huge fan of whiskey… but my husband is! I could definitely drink it though if I made it like this! GREAT recipe!
    Betsy | recently posted…Cherry M&M Cookie BarsMy Profile

    • Trust me, Betsy, it’s great flavor combo. I hope you try it!

  6. I’m not big on whiskey, but it’s my husbands favorite so I always try ti get into it. These look like they might do the trick… I LOVE lemon!
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious recently posted…Canadian Bacon and White Bean Pot PieMy Profile

    • It’s hard for me to resist anything lemon, and these do NOT disappoint, Lauren. Give them a go!

  7. I’m gonna need to get my hands on some Meyer lemons…my husband (and I!) would love these!!

    • Enjoy, Taylor!

  8. I love Meyer lemon in cocktails – this whiskey sour looks fantastic!
    Julie recently posted…A Savvy Week: Cilantro and SpiceMy Profile

    • This was my first time using meyer lemon in a cocktail, Julie, but it certainly won’t be my last. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Whiskey Sours is my moms signature cocktail. I’m going to have to make a batch next time I visit her!
    Susan recently posted…Spicy Sausage Rolls #SundaySupperMy Profile

    • You are a rock star daughter, Susan!

  10. Whiskey sours are the ONLY cocktail I’ll drink with whiskey, I’m more of vodka girl but love me a good whiskey sour. Love the meyer lemon!

    • I think you’re going to like these, Nicole. The meyer lemon is a fun twist on an old favorite!

  11. Whiskey might just be my favorite liquor, I love Meyer lemons, and somehow I have never tried a whiskey sour! This needs to be remedied ASAP. Is it 5 o’clock?
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife recently posted…Cheese Stuffed Apple Chicken Meatballs {Slow Cooker}My Profile

    • Erin, my kids don’t have school for the 2nd day in a row due to the cold. It’s been 5:00 for hours! :)

  12. I love Meyer lemons, so I’m betting this drink is delightful!! :)

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