Few other cocktails are as romantic as the New York Sour. A variation on the prolific Whiskey Sour (whiskey, lemon juice, egg whites, and simple syrup), a New York Sour adopts an air of sensuality by way of a splash of red wine floating at the top of the drink. While this is traditionally accomplished by carefully pouring the wine onto the back of an upside down spoon, our take on the popular beverage uses large ice cubes from ZOKU’s Love Ice Tray to create the same effect with less risk of spill.
NEW YORK SOUR
Makes 2 cocktails
4 ounces Irish Whiskey
1.5 ounces lemon juice
2 ounces pasteurized egg whites
1 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Red wine to taste (about 0.5 ounce in each glass)
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, egg whites, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice (if you don’t own a shaker, you can try using a large mason jar with a lid). Shake vigorously for about 60 seconds.
Strain into a lowball glass with ice. For best results, we recommend placing two cubes from ZOKU’s Love Ice Tray in each glass before straining.
Gently pour your wine directly onto the Love Ice, allowing the wine to remain floating at the top of the drink creating an ombre effect.
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