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Sunset Boulevard Sour

Sweet, sour, and boozy, this modern take on a classic cocktail will transport you back in time — just like Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood.



Simple Syrup

125 milliliters water

125 milliliters sugar

Zest of 1 mandarin 


120 milliliters bourbon

45 milliliters lemon juice

30 milliliters mandarin juice

30 milliliters grapefruit juice

45 milliliters ounces simple syrup

Mandarin slices, for garnish 


1.Simple syrup: Combine ingredients in a small sauce pot. Whisk to dissolve sugar and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until slightly reduced. Strain and cool.

2.Cocktail: Combine bourbon, lemon juice, mandarin juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into 2 rocks glasses filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a mandarin slice in each.