About this recipe
A Sour To Get Sweet On
While cooler weather plus holiday spirit may call to mind the warm flavors of mulled cider and nutmegspiked eggnog, the Sunshine State’s pleasant winters lend themselves to cocktails that can be sipped both under blue skies and next to a fire.
Enter the New York Sour. Name aside, this elevated whiskey sour is perfect for a Florida holiday tradition. It gets its rich, creamy texture and foamy top from egg whites and warmth from spicy rye whiskey and Malbec – a red wine known for its black fruit, berry and spice profiles.
Here’s the version from Anise Global Gastrobar, which offers internationally-inspired small bites and masterfully crafted cocktails by the season, in a location that mixes an eclectic vibe with a view of Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa.
Shake first four ingredients with ice, then strain into a rocks glass. Float the Malbec on top (try pouring over the back of a spoon to slow down the flow of the liquid). Garnish with a red grape or dark berry and drink up.
*Simmer equal parts sugar and water over low heat for a minute or two. Add more sugar and stir until the syrup is clear if you want a thicker, sweeter version. Cool before incorporating into your cocktail.
Anise Global Gastrobar. 777 N. Ashley Dr. Tampa, located at the bottom of the Skypoint Building on the corner of Ashley Dr. and Zack St., 813-225-4272, aniseglobal.com. Find them on Facebook at Anise Global Gastrobar or on Twitter and Instagram at @ aniseglobal.