New York Sour


For all the wine enthusiasts out there, this drink is for you. Ever heard of a spiked alcoholic drink? That’s essentially what you have with a New York Sour, which is your classic Whiskey Sour spiked with red wine. Formerly known as the Continental Sour, this cocktail dates back to the late 1800s. Though originally thought to be crafted by a bartender in Chicago, the cocktail’s name was changed after its popularity took root in the Big Apple.


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


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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