New York Sour

New York Sour

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The New York Sour has been a fan-favorite amongst cocktail enthusiasts for over a century. A delightful combination of bourbon, tart lemon juice, and fragrant red wine, the New York Sour is an unexpected treat! The cocktail is said to have originated in New York City as early as the 1800s and it’s gained popularity ever since. With its complex mix of flavors, the New York Sour has become an iconic staple in New York’s bar culture and can be enjoyed by all in traditional New York style.


  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Red Wine

Cocktail Preparation

Combine your rye or bourbon whiskey, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour your red wine (perhaps a Shiraz or Malbec) over the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so wine floats on top. Enjoy!

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