In a pitcher or 2-pint measuring cup, dissolve orange marmalade in 3/4 cup hot water. Stir in bourbon and lemon juice. Fill six 8- to 12-oz. glasses with ice and pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup cocktail mixture into each glass, making sure each serving gets some of the orange peel that settles at the bottom of the mixture. Serve marmalade sours immediately.
This was a nice, different way to enjoy a whiskey sour. I found that my guests that enjoyed it the most were not true bourbon drinkers, however. They found the drink a bit sweet, but would never order bourbon with sweet/sour mix anyway.
This is a nice change from the typical sour drink. It doesn't seem as bitter as using a sweet/sour mix and the orange is a nice, non-overbearing flavor. The only problem i have with it is that it seems like a bit much to do for a whiskey drink. Prep time was nothing, but it'd be much easier to just grab a bottle of mix instead of going out of your way to make it.
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