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 sour 

n.  A COCKTAIL made by combining liquor with lemon juice and a little sugar. It's usually shaken with crushed ice and can be strained and served ON THE ROCKS or STRAIGHT UP. Sours are often garnished with an orange slice and a MARASCHINO CHERRY. Though the whiskey sour is probably the most famous of these cocktails, they can be made with many other liquors including bourbon, gin and rum. sour adj.  Having a sharp, tart taste, usually from an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice or vinegar.

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