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Suze Sour - two in coupe glasses

Suze Sour - a Bad SUZE-uation

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
This tropical, bitter twist on a sour gets its twist with a healthy dose of Suze a bitter French aperitif. It works equally well with both gin and whiskey - so try both if you want to see how the two base spirits evoke different flavors from the Suze. If you need to, add a smidge more Suze here, but if you’re still learning to love it and the flavor of Gentian, leave the ratio lower, as it is here. 
5 from 6 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail, Gin cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1.5 oz floral gin, or whiskey, 95-100 proof
  • 1/2 oz Suze
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple simple
  • 1 egg white/ ½ oz aquafaba
  • Garnish: lemon wheel or cocktail cherry


  • Combine base spirit, Suze, lemon juice, pineapple simple, and egg white/aquafaba. Add ice and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry or lemon wheel. If you have a latte whisk, shake for only 10-12 seconds, strain into a mixing glass, and use the latte whisk on it for 20-30 seconds. Pour into a prepared and chilled coupe glass and garnish as desired.


** Pineapple syrup: cut up one small pineapple into small pieces and weigh. Weigh out the same amount of sugar and mix the two. Let sit out on a counter for 6-12 hours, or until the pineapple syrup fills up the bottom of the mixing cup. Strain and store in the fridge. If you add a splash of vodka it will keep for 3-4 weeks. Save the sweetened pineapple chunks to top an ice cream sundae or pancakes.
Keyword boston sour, bourbon, gin, lemon, pineapple, suze
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