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Cherry Point Sour Cocktail

A rich twist on the New York Sour that’s refreshing no matter the season.

Scotch and Bordeaux make this New York Sour variation one to remember. “The goal was to create a versatile cocktail that incorporates Scotch and smoke but is also refreshing enough to be enjoyed year round,” says Cherry Point owner Vincent Mazeau. “We replaced the rye whiskey traditionally used in a New York Sour with Scotch to add richness, and chose a young, biodynamic Bordeaux to add freshness to the drink.”


  • 2 oz. Scotch (Mazeau uses Famous Grouse Smoky Black)
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • Bordeaux, to top
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, barspoon
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:brandied cherry, lemon wheel


Shake all ingredients except wine in a mixing tin with ice. Strain into glass over fresh ice. Gently pour the wine over the back of a barspoon to float over the drink and garnish.

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