The New York Sour achieves the perfect balance of flavors—sweet, tart, warm, and slightly dry. Stunning and classic!
- 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce egg white, optional
- ¾ ounce pure maple syrup or simple syrup
- ½ ounce dry red wine
Add whiskey, lemon juice, egg white and syrup in a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice) for 20 seconds. Add a few cubes of fresh ice and shake 30 seconds until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Slowly pour wine over the back of a bar spoon so that the wine floats on top of the drink.
Egg white: for ease and food safety reasons, use pasteurized egg whites. You can find them sold next to the eggs in a carton.
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