Drink Up Grinches! Recharge with this Refreshing Rosemary Maple Sour

Rosemary Maple Sour by Maker's Mark

“Pair your handpicked herbs with your favorite handcrafted bourbon. Fresh rosemary adds pleasing aromatics and depth to this Maker’s sour that’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup.”

Recipe and photo found here on makersmark.com.


  • 1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 3/4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 part maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Fresh rosemary sprig and lemon slice for garnish


  1. Smack 1 sprig of rosemary between the palm of your hands and place in shaker. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. 
  3. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with lemon slice and fresh rosemary sprig

Pro Tips

It may seem a little funny, but slapping popular cocktail herbs like rosemary, mint, and basil activates their flavor. This helps release oils and increases aromatics.

Before slicing and squeezing, firmly roll citrus on a countertop using the palm of your hand. This loosens the pulp and can help yield more juice.

For a classic Whisky Sour, some bartenders add an egg white before shaking the drink. This imparts no flavor but creates a rich, incredibly satisfying texture. Use fresh eggs. (Not recommended for the Rosemary Maple Sour.)