Traverse Whiskey introduces a delightful blend of hand-picked, early-season apples from the picturesque orchards of Traverse City, infusing its Apple Whiskey with a distinctive crispness. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the creation of a tantalizing cocktail, the Apple NY Sour, highlighting the nuances of this unique whiskey while crafting a flavorful drink that combines the essence of Traverse Whiskey with the classic New York Sour.
Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Traverse Whiskey.
Traverse Whiskey is renowned for its commitment to quality, sourcing the finest ingredients from Traverse City’s bountiful orchards. The Apple Whiskey, a testament to their dedication, captures the essence of freshly picked apples, offering a crisp and flavorful profile that sets it apart. With a focus on craftsmanship and taste, Traverse Whiskey stands as a hallmark of excellence in the world of spirits.
What is a NY Sour?
The New York Sour is a classic cocktail that brings together the richness of whiskey with the tartness of red wine, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. It’s characterized by its layered appearance, showcasing a beautiful red wine float atop the whiskey base. The addition of citrusy elements complements the drink, resulting in a sophisticated yet approachable cocktail.
How to Make Cinnamon Syrup:
Cinnamon syrup adds a delightful twist to cocktails, imparting a warm and aromatic flavor profile. Crafting cinnamon syrup is simple: combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add cinnamon sticks and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Let it cool, strain, and store it in a clean container for future use.
How to Float the Red Wine:
Achieving the visually striking red wine float in the Apple NY Sour requires a gentle hand. After combining Traverse Whiskey Apple Whiskey, lemon juice, and cinnamon syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice, strain the mixture into a glass with ice. Now, for the pièce de résistance, gently pour the red wine over the back of a spoon onto the surface of the cocktail. This technique helps the wine float atop the drink, creating an appealing visual layer.
How to make an Apple Whiskey and Cinnamon NY Sour
Apple Cinnamon NY Sour
- 2 oz Apple Infused Whiskey
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz cinnamon syrup
- 1 oz red wine I used Pinot Noir
- Add all ingredients except for wine to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
- Strain into a glass with ice.
- Gently pour the wine over the back of a spoon to float.
- Garnish with fresh apple slices.