Just in time for the weekend, we’re bringing you a gorgeous (and delicious) cocktail! Have you guys heard of Deckopedia? I discovered them in Elle Decor and was interested in two of their cocktail decks: international mixology and the mood inspired collection (recipe coming from that one later on). Basically, instead of a typical bar book, it’s a deck of recipe cocktail cards. Long story short, they’re really fun and this particular cocktail came from the world crafted cocktails collection. It definitely didn’t disappoint! I’ve been wanting to try a New York Sour for awhile now and was glad to find this solid recipe.
New York Sour // makes 1 serving
2 ounces bourbon, I used Woodford Reserve
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
red wine, to float on top
Using quality liquor and ingredients make a huge different when concocting craft cocktails… just something to keep in mind.
Mix all the ingredients except the wine in a cocktail shaker.
Add the ice and shake until the exterior is cold and frosty.
I’m all about using fun ice molds because they add to the presentation of a cocktail (I used this ice mold).
Strain the mixture into a collins glass prepared with a large ice cube. The next part is a little tricky… fill the remainder of the glass with floating red wine. To “float” something on top of a drink, pour the liquid slowly over the curved side of a bar spoon. Be sure to hold the spoon close to the cocktail so there is no splashing. Pour the wine gently and slowly- or it won’t float.
I didn’t love the proportion of the color blocking, so I gave it a gentle swirl with a cocktail spoon. You can easily manipulate the distribution of the wine within the glass. I thought bringing the burgundy color down a little further felt more appropriate for a fall drink.
Garnish the cocktail with a lemon wedge and you’re all set! I made a couple of these and invited a friend over to enjoy one with me, but I couldn’t help but think how easy these would be for a fall or holiday party. They certainly look stunning and much more difficult to make than they actually are. If you’re trying to impress your guests- pin this one. Happy Friday!
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