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Stout Sour cocktail on the Burlington Tasting Room bar

Stout Sour

  • Author: Mad River Distillers
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
Stout Sour cocktail on the Burlington Tasting Room bar


Our spin on a whiskey sour made using a stout simple syrup with our Revolution Rye. It’s the perfect cocktail to try if you love the flavor of a stout, but want to drink something a little less filling.


  • 2 oz. of Revolution Rye 
  • 1 oz. of lemon juice
  • 2 oz. of stout simple syrup (we made ours using 2-16 oz. cans of Guinness)


To make the stout simple syrup:

  1. Bring 2-16 oz. cans of stout to just below a rolling simmer in a saucepan. Heat for 2-3 hours, whisking every 1/2 hour.
  2. Remove the froth that forms at the top.
  3. Once you have reduced the stout to about half (16 oz.), add 2-2.5 cups of sugar and stir until it is fully dissolved.
  4. Set the simple syrup aside to cool before using, and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

To make the cocktail with the stout simple syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients above in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well, then strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.

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