National Whiskey Sour Day and New York Sour

National Whiskey Sour Day - A basic Whiskey Sour calls for American Whiskey, Bourbon or Rye of choice, a sour component of lemon or lime juice, and a sweet component such as simple syrup. Some recipes call for an egg white, but it is not absolutely necessary in a Whiskey Sour. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist {photo 006

National Whiskey Sour Day – A basic Whiskey Sour calls for American Whiskey, Bourbon or Rye of choice, a sour component of lemon or lime juice, and a sweet component such as simple syrup. Some recipes call for an egg white, but it is not absolutely necessary in a Whiskey Sour. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

August 25 is National Whiskey Sour Day. The National Whiskey Sour Day post from August 2010 includes a bit of the drink’s possible history. You will also find an Apricot Sour using Irish whiskey and a description of the Whiskey Sour as mentioned in The Flowing Bowl by William Schmidt from 1892.

The New York Sour is one of my favorite variations of the Whiskey Sour. I prefer a deeply fruited wine for use in this drink. I think it adds just the right amount of lushness to the drink. Inexpensive blends work nicely. Perhaps a Shiraz or Malbec would be a good place to look as well. Check the back label of the wine bottle for descriptions with fruitier characteristics with words like jammy, blackberries and strawberries. Deep reds to purple haloed wines should work great.

New York Sour Recipe

National Whiskey Sour Day - New York Sour contains Bourbon or Rye, lemon juice, simple syrup and a lush, fruity red wine floated on top. Some recipes call for the use of egg white. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist {photo 010}

National Whiskey Sour Day – New York Sour contains Bourbon or Rye, lemon juice, simple syrup and a lush, fruity red wine floated on top. Some recipes call for the use of egg white. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

New York Sour

2 ounces Bourbon or Rye

1 ounce Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup {Simple Syrup Recipe}

3/4 ounce Red Wine – Floated

Lemon Slice & Cherry Garnish

Place whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill until frothy. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice. Float red wine over top. Garnish with lemon slice and cherry.

Some Sour recipes include the use of egg white for froth and to even out the sweet to sour bite. Learn how to make a Basic Sour Recipe without the use of egg white. It’s all about the shake and sweet to sour ratio.

Whiskey Sour and New York Sour Cocktail Stock Photography Availability

National Whiskey Sour Day - A basic Whiskey Sour calls for American Whiskey, Bourbon or Rye of choice, a sour component of lemon or lime juice, and a sweet component such as simple syrup. Some recipes call for an egg white, but it is not absolutely necessary in a Whiskey Sour. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist {photo 006 National Whiskey Sour Day - New York Sour contains Bourbon or Rye, lemon juice, simple syrup and a lush, fruity red wine floated on top. Some recipes call for the use of egg white. - photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist {photo 010}

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