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Aronia Sour – A Whiskey Sour Egg White Cocktail

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Last Updated on June 7, 2023 by Leah Hall

An interesting flavor Aronia berries, we loved trying them out in this whiskey sour egg white Cocktail!


We love working with locally grown and produced products to develop our cocktails. Whole Foods Market approached us to develop a summer cocktail promotion for their cafe. They wanted to feature locally grown produce and products from their store, so of course we jumped at the chance.


Aronia Berry Cocktail

We previously have worked with Whole Foods Market to come up with a cocktail and a punch for the holidays and both drinks were big hits. Having the chance to make a summer whiskey sour egg white cocktail was an exciting challenge. Especially when they said they would like to promote aronia berries grown on a local farm, Sawmill Hollow Farms.


After a whole bunch of experimentation and recipe testing, we found an excellent summer cocktail, the Aronia Sour!


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The Aronia Sour cocktail in a rocks glass with reamer, white napkin, flowers and wire basket in background

Ice Ball Mold / Square Ice Mold / Shaker

For a good summer cocktail, we always want something that is going to be refreshing and easy to sip. We love a good tart drink, as they can be very refreshing and a great way to beat the heat while quenching your thirst, too. One of our favorite summer cocktails is the venerable whiskey sour. It is a great sipping drink, the balance of sweet and tart making the whiskey sour very refreshing (it is a classic for a reason!) A dash of simple syrup helps balance out the tartness.

When we first started tasting the aronia berries, we noticed that they had a tendency to dry out the palate, kind of like a dry red wine. This reminded us of another variation of the whiskey sour that uses red wine, the New York Sour. With the aronia berries giving us a similar flavor profile, we thought using an aronia syrup in a similar manner as the red wine might make for an excellent whiskey sour egg white cocktail.

The Aronia Sour cocktail in a rocks glass with reamer, white napkin, flowers and wire basket in background

Rocks Glass / Fine Mesh Strainer / Hawthorne Strainer

What are Aronia Berries?

We had come up with an aronia berry syrup that has a rich complex sweetness.  It was almost like a rich red wine, with a hint of dryness while still having enough sweetness to balance the tart. The flavor has a real old fashioned flavor that reminded us of an old homemade jams or an aged red wine. Likewise, when we combined that flavor with a classic whiskey sour, we found a great sipping cocktail! So, we wanted to make this Aronia Berry Cocktail!


A nice balance of sweet and tart with just a hint of a dry finish, the Aronia Sour is a very refreshing summer cocktail.

The Aronia Sour cocktail in a rocks glass with reamer, white napkin, flowers and wire basket in background

What Ingredients are Needed for the Whiskey Sour Egg White Cocktail?

  • Simple Syrup
  • Aronia Berry Simple Syrup (more instructions below)
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Egg White
  • Lemon Juice


We included two different versions of the Aronia Sour. One is perfect for a big summer party, and one that is a bit more true to the traditional sour cocktail and perfect for a more intimate nightcap. Traditionally, a whiskey sour uses an egg white mixed into the drink to add a rich creamy texture and a robust foam topping. Some people have a problem with raw egg white, so we wanted to include an alternative, too.


The version for a big summer party skips the egg and just combines the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass to make this Aronia Berry Cocktail.


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For those folks who are a bit more brave, add in a raw egg white. Then give the drink a vigorous shake and strain into a rock glass and enjoy a creamier Aronia Sour! Either version will be a winner!


If you want another sour cocktail try our Blood Orange Gin Sour!




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The Aronia Sour, maroon cocktail in rocks glass with square ice ball. Eggs, napkin, lemons and flowers in background
Yield: 1

Aronia Sour - A Whiskey Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Aronia berries are chokecherries, and this sour cocktail works well with the sour cocktail of the berries.


Aronia Sour Whiskey Cocktail


For the No-Egg Version

Combine all ingredients in a shaker.

Fill shaker with ice.

Shake and Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

For the Traditional Version with an Egg

Combine all ingredients in a shaker.

Dry shake to emulsify the egg.

Add ice and shake vigorously to create a thick foam.

Double strain through a fine mesh strainer into a rocks glass.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 42.5gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.8gProtein: 3.8g

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Molly Turro

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

This sounds really good and looks delicious! Such a pretty color. Your pics are amazing!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thanks so much! We were really happy with this cocktail! Cheers!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 18th of July 2016

Wow - this looks gorgeous! I've never heard of aronia berries -- heading over to check them out :)

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thanks! They definitely aren't everywhere. But, we have enjoyed working with them!


Monday 18th of July 2016

Im not 19 yet but wow does this every look good, Your pictures are stunning. Ill have to share this recipe with my mom!

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Aw, thanks Bella! Please share, and we hope she will enjoy!

Sophia Reed

Monday 18th of July 2016

what a nice look cocktail

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thank you!


Monday 18th of July 2016

I dont usually drink whiskey but this looks so good and I really want a giant ice cube now :)

The 'Noms.

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

LOL! I love those huge ice cubes, they are so fun! Thanks!

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