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Whiskey • Sour

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This potent sour is a most unusual tipple. It appears to be the love child of a Daiquiri and a Manhattan, with a touch of grenadine thrown in for good measure. Created at the Paris cocktail stalwart Harry’s Bar in 1924, the cocktail’s name is a tip of the hat to the surreptitious stateside drinkers who survived Prohibition. When you can’t decide between a strong, stirred sipper or a bright, citrusy refresher, this cocktail is the happy-medium.

The Essentials

Rye whiskey
Dry vermouth
The Details


1.5 oz Rye whiskey
1 oz Dry vermouth
.75 oz Lime juice
1 dash Orange bitters


  • Add all ingredients except the orange twist to a cocktail shaker tin.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe or cordial glass using a Hawthorne strainer.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.
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