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If you’re a cocktail enthusiast, you’ve probably knocked back a whiskey sour at some point. Maybe even a sloe gin or pisco sour?

The sour formula is one of the Cocktail 101 recipes that every bartender needs to be familiar with. Once you’ve got this formula down pat, you’ll never have to worry about memorizing hundreds of recipes, because you’ll have the building blocks of so many different drinks!

World Class recognized bartender Charlie Ainsbury shares the classic sour recipe in this online lesson for beginner bartenders.

What you'll learn in The sour cocktail formula

  • The formula for making sours, one of the classic cocktail recipes
  • How the ingredients in sours can be substituted to create many drinks using the same formula

Who the Bartending for beginners course is for

Servers and beginner bartenders, sharpen your skills behind the bar with pointers from the world’s best!


Charlie Ainsbury

Charlie Ainsbury is a World Class recognized bartender and the co-owner of an award-winning spritz and cocktail bar in Sydney. He was twice named Australian Bartender of the Year.

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