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Clarified New York Sour

Clarified New York Sour

A classic sour reimagined.

This clarified take on the New York Sour achieves a silky mouthfeel and a softened acidity, making for an easy-drinking sipper. “I’m always looking for ways to use fun techniques to make twists on classic cocktails,” says Prohibition bar manager Jim McCourt. “I also like the presentation of the contrasting colors.” 


  • Tools:coffee filter
  • Glass:Old Fashioned


Combine the bourbon, lemon, and simple syrup and pour over the milk in a glass container. Let sit for 30 minutes, allowing the milk to curdle. Strain the milk mixture through a coffee filter. If it’s not clear, re-pour through the same filter. To serve, pour the mixture over a large ice cube in a glass. Float with red wine.

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