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Port New York Sour

Port New York Sour
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

“Generally, port has a round, comforting, viscous sweetness that can play really nicely with Sours, Bucks and Mules,” says Sarah Rosner, the head bartender at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C. A healthy one ounce pour of tawny port in place of the traditional red wine will lend nutty and caramel notes.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Port: What It Is and How to Use It.”

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce tawny port

Steps

  1. Add the bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a double rocks glass over fresh ice.

  3. Slowly pour the port into the drink over a bar spoon held upside down, to float.

  4. Give the glass a light swirl to move the port across the entire surface of the cocktail.