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How to Make a Tequila Sour


What’s in a Tequila Sour?

  • 2 oz tequila
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • Orange slice for garnish

How to Make a Tequila Sour

Fill an aluminum shaker with ice.

Add all ingredients except for the garnish

Shake until well mixed and chilled.

Strain into an ice-filled glass. Add garnish.

How to Make Simple Syrup


  • 1 part water
  • 2 parts sugar


Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium low heat.

Cook and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

Remove from heat and cool before using.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



One Step No-Brainer Tequila Sour

  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • 2-3 oz sour mix

1800® Tequila California Sour

  • 2 oz Añejo tequila
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Top off with soda



Zavatto, Amy. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Bartending . 2nd ed. New York: Alpha, 2010. Print.

Feller, Robyn M.. The Complete Bartender . Rev. Berkley trade pbk. ed. New York: Berkley Books, 2003. Print.

“1800® Tequila California Sour.” 1800® Tequila. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2011.

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