New York Sour

The New York Sour is a classic cocktail that is an exciting twist on the well-known Whiskey Sour. This sophisticated drink has a deep and rich flavor that is perfectly balanced with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Popular for its combination of whiskey heat and citrus sweetness, the New York Sour is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast. This cocktail is not just a drink, but an experience that takes you back to the 1920s, to the secret speakeasies in the alleyways of New York City. With its velvety texture and complex flavors, the New York Sour is a cocktail that stands out from the crowd.

New York Sour recipe

Be patient and precise when making your New York Sour. It can be an art to get the red wine to float correctly on top, so feel free to practice to master the technique.


  • 5cl whisky
  • 3cl freshly pressed lemon
  • 2cl sugar syrup
  • 1cl egg white
  • 2cl fruity Red wine (zinfandel)
  • Garnish with orange and an amarena cherry

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*New York Sour float

When you "float" red wine over your drink, it means that we carefully pour a little red wine on top of the drink. We do this to get our drink 2 split in color so it looks extra special and colorful.

When you float, take a spoon and hold it over your drink, with the bottom of the spoon upwards. Slowly pour your fruity red wine over the spoon and into the rim of the glass carefully.


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The History and Origins of the New York Sour

The story behind the New York Sour dates back to the 1870s in New York City. This cocktail was created as a variation of the popular Whiskey Sour that was already known and loved. The idea of adding a layer of red wine to the top of the drink came from a bartender who wanted to give the cocktail a unique and elegant look. This addition of red wine also gave the cocktail a deeper and more complex taste. The New York Sour quickly became a favorite among locals and became a signature drink at many of the city's most exclusive bars and speakeasies. Today, the New York Sour remains a popular cocktail served in bars around the world.

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