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The New York Sour Cocktail

When I heard this cocktail had wine in it, I didn't think it would become one of my favorite cocktails!  Bourbon lovers rejoice!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword bourbon cocktail, bourbon drink, New York sour
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 215kcal


  • 4 ounces bourbon (or any whiskey)
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounce red wine (1 ounce in each)


  • 2 lemon twist


  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.  Also heap two glasses with crushed ice
  • Add bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds and strain the contents between the two glasses.  The crushed ice will likely melt somewhat when you pour it in the glasses, so add some more crushed ice so it fills the glass again
  • Slowly pour wine into the glasses and add twists
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy



You can use bourbon, rye or whiskey!
Tips on Mixing the Pretty New York Sour:
  • I usually like a more sour than sweet cocktail, but with this particular drink, I use equal parts sweet to sour
  • Use a bold red wine: I chose a cabernet sauvignon because of that fact, but any red wine would do
  • For a smoother drink, use the most expensive whiskey/bourbon you can afford, but if you can't afford a premium brand, it will still taste delicious
  • When I use any citrus, I wash it first (I use unscented liquid hand soap from Whole Foods and use a brush to scrub it).  This is doubly important when you are placing the rind IN the cocktail
  • When I make a lemon twist, I cut a thinnish slice of lemon, then take a sharp knife and cut a circle around the wheel as close to the pith as I can get.  I then pop the lemon flesh out of the wheel and save for later consumption.  I cut a slice in the wheel, wrap the rind around a chopstick to make it curl, and garnish the cocktail


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Iron: 0.8mg