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The Perfect Whisky Sour Recipe: The New York Sour
Calling back to the Spanish roots of our exceptional oak casks, The Macallan Triple Cask 12 Years Old’s citrus and vanilla notes are perfectly suited to this elegant cocktail. The presence of the ex-bourbon barrels marries exquisitely with our European and American Sherry oak casks to create a vibrant single malt. Our recipe is a variation on the refreshing classic New York sour and is taken to a new level once the Spanish Rioja is drizzled slowly over the top. It is dry yet fruity, with the incredible backbone of The Macallan Triple Cask 12 Years Old present throughout the experience.
- Rocks glass
Ingredients: New York Sour
- 50ml Triple Cask 12 Years Old
- 20ml Fresh lemon
- 15ml sugar
- Lace with Rioja
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
As with any drink, the quality of your materials is essential. Gather your ingredients, ensuring that the lemon is organic and unwaxed for the lemon peel twist. A tumbler or old fashioned is the traditional glass to use (also known as a lowball). You can serve your cocktail neat or over ice.
How to make a Whisky Sour
1. Add all ingredients except the wine to an ice-filled shaker
2. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass
3. Drizzle Rioja over the drink, pouring over the back of a spoon, so it floats on the top of the drink
4. Garnish with a lemon peel