Maple Bourbon Sour

This is my all-time favorite bourbon cocktail. Developed by a cocktail bar in Wales called Milgi, the original recipe uses maple syrup to sweeten the cocktail. In the low-carb version, I use a couple of drops of natural maple flavoring with low-carb simple syrup, to achieve very similar results.

  1. Place all of the ingredients except for the orange twist into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Fill a glass tumbler with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until ice cold and frothy, then strain into the ice-filled tumbler.
  3. Garnish the drink with a twist of orange peel.

Chef’s Tip

• If you don’t have bourbon on hand, this recipe also works well with other types of whiskey.

• Although it sounds like an odd addition to a cocktail, the egg white offers a luxurious, smooth texture and a frothy top..

*Total net carbs assist you in tracking carbohydrates that impact blood sugars. Dietary fiber and Sola sweetener should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since they minimally impact blood sugar.


Makes: 1 serving

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces (55 ml) good-quality bourbon whiskey
  • 2 ounces (55 ml) Sola® simple syrup
  • 3 drops natural maple flavoring    
  • 1 ounce (25 ml) fresh lemon juice    
  • 1 dash of angostura bitters    
  • 1 tablespoon free-range egg white
  • Orange twist to garnish


  • Calories (kcal) 204
  • Fat (g) 0.14
  • Protein (g) 3.75
  • Carbohydrates (g) 16.70
  • Dietary Fiber (g) 0.31
  • Total Sugars (g) 1.19
  • Sola® Sweetener (g) 14.58
  • *Net carbs (g) 1.81
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Sandra Pulido