The New York Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed by bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts for over a century. This sophisticated twist on the classic whiskey sour features a bold combination of whiskey, red wine, lemon juice, and sugar, creating a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. A timeless drink worthy of your best dinner party.
While this recipe calls for rye whiskey, a premium bourbon or blended whiskey will work too.
Using real lemons is essential if you want to create that perfect balance of sweet and sour. Bottled juice has an artificial taste and will ruin the flavor.
The sweetness level of your New York Sour is up to you. Start with a small amount of simple syrup, taste and adjust if needed.
Add the whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup to an ice-filled cocktail shaker
Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
Slow pour the red wine over the back of a bar spoon on top of the cocktail to create a layered effect
Garnish with a lemon twist, and serve