Forbidden Sour

Forbidden Sour
Forbidden Sour

Forbidden Sour

You may break a few bartending rules by mixing pomegranate juice and bourbon, but the taste of this ✳️ Forbidden Sour Cocktail makes breaking them so worth it.

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Forbidden Sour Recipe

Forbidden Sour


There is no equipment needed for this cocktail unless you wish to get super fancy. In the main picture, you will notice that the ice cube is a crystal clear ice sphere. This is not necessary, but it will give a great look to your finished cocktail. See our post on cocktail ice to learn how we made this special ice cube.

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  • Bourbon
  • Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Lemon Juice
  • Simple Syrup

Recipe Steps

The recipe steps for this Forbidden Sour cocktail are pretty straightforward.

As with most drinks, add the ice into a shaker cup. Follow the ice by adding in the bourbon, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

Shake the mixture until well mixed and cold. This takes about 20-25 shakes.

Strain the mixture into a low ball or whiskey glass filled with fresh ice (Or use a single large ice cube) and garnish with an orange wheel

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Forbidden Sour

Forbidden Sour

Make this Forbidden Sour cocktail by mixing bourbon and pomegranate juice.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 209kcal


  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz Pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 orange wheel Garnish
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry Garnish


  • Add the ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the bourbon, pomegranate liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake until well mixed and cold.
  • Strain into a low ball glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel and a Luxardo cherry.


Nutrition Facts
Forbidden Sour
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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