THE ESSENTIAL NEW YORK SOUR RECIPE

This guide highlights how the unique flavors of Pacific Rails Bourbon enhance this classic drink, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Delve into the art of mixing this sophisticated cocktail and discover ideal food pairings to complement its rich, complex character.

This premium bourbon is distilled in small batches and aged for over two years in American oak barrels. Along with bourbon, you'll also need fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dry red wine to make the perfect New York Sour. So, make sure to gather all the ingredients before you start making this popular cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Pacific Rails Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Red wine (a dry red like Shiraz or Malbec works well)
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist or cherry for garnish

Equipment:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer
  • Rocks glass

The Pacific Rails Bourbon is not just any whiskey cocktail with a wine float. Its perfectly balanced combination of sweetness and spice adds a rich depth of flavor to the New York Sour like no other.

MAKING A NEW YORK SOUR WITH J.J. PFISTER BOURBON

  1. Mix the Base Cocktail:
    - In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 oz of Pacific Rails Bourbon, 3/4 oz of fresh lemon juice, and 1/2 oz of simple syrup.
    - Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  2. Strain and Serve:
    - Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. The Wine Float:
    - Gently pour 1/2 oz of red wine over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink, creating a beautiful layer.
  4. Garnish and Enjoy:
    - Garnish with a lemon twist or a cherry.
    - Serve immediately and enjoy the harmonious blend of bourbon and wine flavors.

TIPS FOR PERSONAL TOUCHES

While the classic New York Sour is a marvel in itself, there's always room for personalization, especially with a bourbon as versatile as Pacific Rails:

  1. Herbal Infusions:
    - Infuse the simple syrup with herbs like rosemary or thyme for an aromatic twist.
  2. Seasonal Fruits:
    - Muddle seasonal fruits like berries or peach in the shaker for a fruity variation.
  3. Bitters:
    - Add a dash of bitters for an extra layer of complexity.
  4. Egg White:
    - For a silkier texture, add an egg white to the shaker before shaking vigorously.
  5. Different Wine Floats:
    - Experiment with different types of red wine to find the one that best complements the bourbon's profile.

MORE ADVICE

Mastering the art of making a perfect New York Sour requires a delicate balance of bold Pacific Rails Bourbon, tangy lemon, and rich red wine. This cocktail not only delivers a delightful taste experience but also highlights the versatility of Pacific Rails Bourbon in classic cocktails. Whether you prefer a classic or a personalized twist on the recipe, the New York Sour with Pacific Rails Bourbon is guaranteed to impress any crowd.

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