No fruit? No problem.

Proof Citrus Sour makes much more than Margaritas — it also works well in other cocktails as a quick, easy substitute for fresh-squeezed fruit. 

With its balanced blend of lemon, lime, and orange, Proof’s Citrus Sour Syrup can take the place of citrus juice in loads of great cocktails. It’s the perfect solution when you’re craving a drink that calls for citrus but you don’t have any fresh fruit in the kitchen — or want a quicker route to your cocktail.

The key: Adjust proportions to suit your taste. We tend to like our drinks on the less-sweet side, so we’ll knock back the sweet ingredient by 30% to 50%. Your mileage may vary, depending on your palate and the spirit you’ve chosen, so tweak it a little. As Granddaddy liked to say, “You can always put more in, but you can’t never take it back out.”

Here’s how we adapted two of our favorite recipes:

Gold Rush: Lemon Juice Version

2 oz Bourbon

¾ oz Lemon Juice

¾ oz Proof Honey

Shake with ice until chilled; strain into a cocktail glass.

Gold Rush: Citrus Sour Version

2 oz Bourbon

¾ oz Proof Citrus Sour

½ oz Proof Honey

Shake with ice until chilled; strain into a cocktail glass.

Moscow Mule: Lime Juice Version

2 oz Vodka (or 2 oz Bourbon for a Kentucky Mule)

½ oz Proof Ginger

1 oz Fresh Lime Juice

4 oz Club Soda

Shake with ice until chilled; strain into an ice-filled copper mug.

Moscow Mule: Citrus Sour Version

2 oz Vodka (or 2 oz Bourbon for a Kentucky Mule)

½ oz Proof Ginger

1 oz Proof Citrus Sour

4 oz Club Soda

Shake with ice until chilled; strain into an ice-filled copper mug.