Bottled Spicy New York Sour

Bottled Spicy New York Sour
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About this Cocktail

From Gary Regan's The Joy of Mixology, Bottled Cocktails are a great way to take drinks to a party without the need for equipment. Since bottled cocktails are not shaken (and thus no water from melting ice is contributed), Mr. Regan recommends including water in the recipe--an amount equal to about 1/3rd the sum of the other ingredients. This bottled cocktail has a bit less water since it is poured over ice and has a red wine float.

This recipe is geared for a 750ml bottle, making five servings.

  • 10 oz bourbon
  • 3.75 oz Meyer lemon juice
  • 3.75 oz simple syrup
  • 5 oz water
  • About 25 dashes of habanero tincture, but add to taste
  • ~0.5 oz red wine float, per drink

Combine all of the ingredients into a 750 ml bottle and chill for at least six hours.

Once water is added, it's best to chill the bottle--at least 6 hours.

To serve, pour about 4.5 oz of the bottled cocktail over a chilled and iced rocks glass, then float about 0.5 oz red wine.

Garnish with a flag.


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