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The New York Sour Cocktail

The New York Sour Cocktail
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 1
Try a new twist on a classic cocktail by adding a layer of sweet wine.
By Buns In My Oven
Updated September 7, 2017


  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz sweet red wine


  • 1
    Add the whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake well.
  • 2
    Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • 3
    Gently pour the wine over the back of a spoon to create a layer of wine on top.

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  • A sweet red wine float adds a unique New York take on the traditional Whiskey Sour. Let’s face it. Everything from New York is cooler than everything not from New York. Except for pizza. Chicago wins at pizza and that’s that. No argument. Hands down. Deep dish all the way. But, otherwise? New York probably has the hippest stuff. I mean, Buffalo wings came from there, so New York is cool by default. Today though, we’re not talking about pizza or Buffalo wings. Today we’re gettin’ our drank on. The New York Sour... it’s the cool cousin of the not-quite-as-hip-as-it-could-be Whiskey Sour. You ready for this? We’re following a recipe from Epicurious for this one. You’ll need all the usual stuff for a Whiskey Sour, plus some sweet red wine. Because what isn’t improved with a little red wine? If you have a cocktail shaker, you’re more awesome than me. If you don’t, just grab a couple of glasses, fill with ice, and then start pouring in your ingredients. To create the layered look, grab a spoon, flip it upside down, and gently pour the red wine over it. This should create beautiful layers. You might be able to pull this off without making a mess, but my husband couldn’t. Whatevs. This sweet and sour drink will definitely become a new favorite for cocktail hour.
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