Sweet, sour, smooth and oh-so-satisfying, a classic New York Sour is definitely worth adding to your repertoire of showstopping cocktails.
Admittedly, it’s a kinda crazy combo of ingredients, but each one brings its own unique note to the overall taste experience. Smooth and smokey whiskey, bright and tangy lemon juice and sweet sugar syrup are blended together and topped with a rich and fruity red wine float.
It’s a visually stunning drink, and the incredible layers of flavour work together to create a truly memorable taste sensation.
A bold, complex, deep-flavoured red wine with a dry finish is the best choice for a New York Sour, as it will complement the whiskey and balance out the sweetness of the simple syrup. Most recipes will call for a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec.
But we like to do things differently here at Tempus Two, so we’ve recommended our Tempus Two Copper GSM for this recipe. Rich, lush and opulent, our GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvèdre grapes and has heady aromas of ripe berries and plum. It’s mouth-filling and rich with a velvet-like texture and coffee notes that flow to a chocolate-like finish. Excellent flavours for a New York Sour!
A popular twist on a classic New York Sour is to add an egg white to the mix. The egg white gives the cocktail a rich, creamy, frothy texture, balancing out the sour lemon and sweet syrup for a smoother taste. And, as an added bonus, the foam on top makes this killer cocktail look even more enticing.
To make this variation:
As delicious as it is, a New York Sour is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The combination of whiskey and wine makes it equal to two standard drinks per serve. So take the time to appreciate and savour this colourful cocktail.
A non-alcoholic New York Sour can be made by replacing the whiskey and red wine with alcohol-free substitutes.
With more people choosing to moderate their alcohol intake in recent years, many beverage manufacturers have stepped up their alcohol-free offerings. Some truly fantastic spirit alternatives (including whiskey) are now available on the market.
And when it comes to non-alcoholic red wine, we have you covered! Our Tempus Two Zero range has all the flavours of your favourite wines without the booze content.
To make a New York Sour mocktail, we suggest you try Tempus Two Zero Red Blend. With its bold, ripe berry fruit flavours and subtle spicy vanilla oak, it’s the perfect alcohol-free wine replacement.
Whether it’s wine time or cocktail hour, Tempus Two has you covered.