Birch New York Sour
Adapted from the circa 1880s classic New York Sour – the cocktail was also known at that time as a Claret Snap. This sour is the only cocktail in this series that is not muddled!
- 2 oz rye or bourbon
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp birch syrup
- 6 drops FPJ Limited-Edition Haskap Bitters
- ½ oz fruity red wine
Place all ingredients except the wine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake hard for 30 seconds, and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass containing a large/oversized ice cube. Slowly pour the wine over the back of a spoon held just over the drink’s surface, to create a “float.”
A few notes on alcohol consumption
These cocktails are strong, and they should be consumed in moderation; one serving of spirits is 1 ½ oz. A good rule of thumb is to have a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage. Cheers!