Top off your favorite iteration of the whiskey sour with a red wine float and you have the easiest riff on a classic cocktail you’ll make all day. Remember that the kind of red wine you choose will need to play well with the other ingredients. You may want to focus on fruity wines to pair with the sweet in the whiskey sour, but you might decide to go dry and let the tannins/oaky qualities pair up with the aged whiskey. It’s your choice.
2ozrye(you can use bourbon if you want, but I'd stick to 90 proof or higher)
¾ozfresh lemon juice
3dashes Old Forester Hummingbird bitters
¾ozaquafaba or egg whiteoptional – only if you want to make a Boston Sour
Garnish: lemon twist/fancy cherry
Combine bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until very cold (If you’re doing a Boston Sour, do a reverse dry shake – see instructions at the link). Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Float red wine atop the cocktail. Garnish with a fancy cherry and a lemon twist. Try to drink slowly.
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