Make A New York Sour With Joel Lee Kulp of Grand Ferry

If you miss the whiskey sours of your misspent youth and have been trying to find a way to get back to that place without having to, you know, order one at a bar, you can easily add it to your repertoire of drinks to make at home. Don’t be intimidated by the ingredients — if you have sugar in your house, you can make simple syrup, and it’s good to have around for all that fancy cold-brew iced coffee you’re surely making at home. Or, if the thought of using your stove makes you want to gouge your eyes out, take yourself down to Grand Ferry, in Williamsburg, and let head bartender and owner Joel Lee Kulp make you a refreshing, pretty, and delicious New York Sour.  Check out how he does it in this video, and if you want to try your hand at home, we’ve got his recipe below the jump.

The Grand Ferry’s New York Sour

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 3/4 oz of straight bourbon

Shake ingredients, then strain into a large rocks glass full of fresh ice.

Add the straw, then top off with a 1/2 oz of red wine and an orange twist.


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