Spiced Clementine Sour Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail's got sugar and spice and everything nice

This is the ultimate winter cocktail, especially if you love a good whiskey sour as much as we do. In this recipe from How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life, by Signe Johansen, clementine juice adds the perfect winter citrus touch to the whiskey classic.

We really love the spiced syrup that's added in. It's perfumed with cardamom, clove and black pepper for a warm flavor that embodies the cozy feeling of hygge. You can even keep a batch in your fridge all winter long to stir into tea and coffee for a touch of sweetness with a punch of spice.

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Recipe adapted from 'How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life,' by Signe Johansen

Spiced Clementine Sour
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Clementine juice and spiced syrup add the perfect winter touch to this classic whiskey sour that embodies hygge, the Danish term for "cozy."
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Total time: 15 minutes
  • For the Spiced Syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 10 green cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 3 whole black peppercorns
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • One 3-inch strip clementine zest
  • One ½-inch piece ginger, peeled and smashed
  • For the Spiced Clementine Sour
  • 2 ounces whiskey
  • 4 teaspoons fresh clementine juice
  • 4 teaspoons spiced syrup
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • 2 to 3 dashes lemon bitters, for garnish
  • Freshly grated clementine zest, for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon, for dusting
  1. For the spiced syrup: In a small saucepan, combine all the syrup ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let cool completely. Strain into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  2. For the spiced clementine sour: In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, clementine juice, spiced syrup, lemon juice and egg white. Shake for a few seconds until frothy, then add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe. Garnish with lemon bitters, clementine zest and a dusting of cinnamon, then serve.
Calories per Serving 752
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 150.0 g
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
Total Sugars 126.3 g
Sodium 66.3 mg
Protein 6.4 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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