New York Brandy Sour Recipe

Brandy, Lemon Juice, Bordeaux,
Photo for Aubrey Joy Schuster
The New York Brandy Sour has various recipes, including variations containing egg whites and other citrus juices. Some even exclude Brandy in favor of cognac or rye whiskey. The one thing that defines this cocktail is the bordeaux or dark red wine which is used as a float after the drink is prepared. This stunningly beautiful addition gives the drink an unmistakable color and dry rich flavor.

New York Brandy Sour Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Brandy
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
Barspoon Bordeaux

How to make a New York Brandy Sour

  1. Combine the lemon juice, simple syrup and Brandy into a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass with 1 large ice cube.
  3. Float a barspoon of bordeaux into the middle of the glass.