Greenwich Sour

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 161 calories in one serving of Greenwich Sour.
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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Orange slice (wheel) & Luxardo maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and strain into ice-filled glass. DRIZZLE red wine around surface of the drink.

1 1/2 fl oz Rye whiskey 100 proof / 50% alc./vol.
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white
3/4 fl oz Shiraz red wine
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Review:

A Whiskey Sour smoothed by the addition of egg white and made more visually appealing and interesting by red wine tannins.

Variant:

Brunswick (a rye Whiskey Sour with a red wine float but with no egg white); New York Sour (a bourbon sour with a red wine float but no egg white)

History:

Although this egg white enriched Whisky Sour with a New York Sour red wine float was made in other numerous bars, particularly in London, prior to Manhattan's Employees Only opening in 2004, this cocktail is closely associated to EO and almost certainly owes its name to the bar's proximity to New York's Greenwich Villiage district.

A detailed history of the Sours family of cocktails is available on our Sours cocktails page.

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