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New York Sour

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The New York Sour is a classic whiskey cocktail that has been popular since the late 1800s. The most distinctive element of the New York Sour is the red wine float. A dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, is poured over the top of the drink, creating a distinct layer and adding a fruity note to the drink.

The New York Sour is a versatile cocktail that can be made in different ways depending on your preferences. Some people prefer to use a sweetened red wine, while others opt for a drier, more acidic wine. Some variations, like our own, also add bitters or garnishes such as orange slices or cherries.


      • 2 oz. Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
      • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon juice
      • 1 oz. Simple syrup
      • 1 Egg White
      • 1/2 oz. Red Wine


        • Orange Semi-Circle
        • Maraschino Cherry


          1. Add Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white to a shaker and dry-shake (no ice) for about 20 seconds
          2. Then add ice and shake for an additional 20 seconds
          3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
          4. Slowly pour red wine over the back of a bar spoon so it floats over the top of the cocktail
          5. Garnish with brandied cherry and orange slice

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