New York Sour
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About this Cocktail

Invented in the 1880s. Made popular during Prohibition.

Ingredients:
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz red wine
Preparation:

Add all ingredients except the wine to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a lowball glass filled with fresh ice. Using the back of a spoon, slowly pour the red wine into the drink — and if done carefully it should float for a short time on top of the whiskey sour. Garnish with a lemon wedge or wheel or twist.

Some recipes call for an egg white, as a lot of old sours recipes do… I like the recipes which list egg white as “optional.” I didn’t use egg white in the drink pictured above, but you’ll find it listed in some recipes.

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