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Author Notes: The New York Sour is a classic, but this particular recipe comes from Kenaniah Bystrom, the bar manager of Essex. To make what is called "rich" simple syrup, combine 2 parts sugar and 1 part water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring regularly, until the sugar is fully dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and chill thoroughly before using. - MollyandBrandon
- 1 3/4 ounces rye whiskey, preferably 90 to 100 proof
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce rich simple syrup (see note)
- 1/2 ounce dry red wine, such as Malbec or Syrah
- 1 lemon twist, for garnish
- Combine the rye, lemon, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Hold a spoon upside down over the glass, just above the surface of the drink, and pour the red wine over the back of the spoon into the glass; this way, the wine will trickle gently into the drink and “float” at the top of the glass, rather than sinking. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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