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New York Sour

This New York Sour recipe is perfect for fans of sour cocktails! It’s made with Sour Mix, whiskey, a twist of orange, and a layer of red wine that floats on top!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 289kcal


  • ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • ounces sour mix
  • 1 ounce red wine
  • 1 orange peel about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  • In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add the bourbon and sour mix. Cover and shake vigourously for 10 seconds.
  • Strain into an old fashioned glass filled 1/2 way with ice.
  • Pour red wine over the back of a spoon to create a layer on the top of the drink.
  • Take the orange peel and twist it over the top of the drink so that the mist from the peel goes over the drink.
  • Garnish with the orange peel and cherry.


  • If you don't have sour mix on hand for this recipe you can use 1 ounce of simple syrup and a tablespoon of each fresh lime juice and fresh lemon juice. The sugar cannot be omitted since it has a higher density and it's what helps support the red wine floater. I highly recommend making my homemade sour mix.
  • Rye whiskey may also be used for this recipe, but not Irish whiskey.
  • Eggwhite Addition: Add all the ingredients, including the egg white, into a shaker WITHOUT ice (known as a “dry shake.”) Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Then, fill halfway with ice and shake until chilled.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg