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Tequila Sour

A Timeless Cocktail Masterpiece

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a classic tequila sour cocktail

How to Make a Tequila Sour

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Tequila
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: sour, Tequila, tequila sour
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Mix your drink with our simple instructions on making a Tequila Sour. Mix a balanced flavor between the ingredients used in our recipe.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • lemon wedge or cherry for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white if using.
  • Shake without ice for about 10 seconds if using egg white to emulsify the ingredients. This process is called "dry shaking".
  • Add ice to the shaker and shake again for about 15-20 seconds to chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain the cocktail into a glass. Typically, a Tequila Sour is served in a rocks glass.
  • Garnish with a cherry or lemon wheel and serve immediately.
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Tequila Sour
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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