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Ward III Whiskey Sour

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For the current standard of sour at New York City’s Ward III, Kenneth McCoy finds the soft caramel notes of Heaven Hill bourbon can take a little extra sour, so he tarts it up a bit from his standard equal-parts citrus-sweet with a little extra lemon juice and a red wine float as in a New York Sour.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “6 Things You Should Know About the Whiskey Sour.”


  • 2 oz Heaven Hill bourbon
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 barspoon Chianti red wine float
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry
  • Garnish: Orange wheel


  1. Add all ingredients except the wine into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Double-strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice.

  3. Gently drizzle the wine over the top.

  4. Garnish with a skewered maraschino cherry and orange wheel.