Craft Cocktail Recipe: #070313 California Sour

#070313 or the SNF California Sour
SNF California Sour

A New York Sour is a classic cocktail that we decided to tweak. It turned out really good on the first try which surprised us. It helped that we used a very good rye whiskey, spectacular Syrah and some of our own homemade simple syrup. This drink is very easy to make and surprisingly addictive.


2 oz Templeton Rye Whisky
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Blood Orange Simple Syrup (recipe below)
1/4 tsp Lemon Zest
2 oz Syrah (we used 2010 Justin Vineyards)


Mix whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and half of the lemon zest into a shaker. Shake with ice, and strain into a glass over ice. Holding a spoon on top of the glass, slowly pour the syrah wine into the spoon, gently letting it overflow into the drink to avoid mixing. Garnish with the rest of the lemon zest and serve.

Blood Orange Simple Syrup Recipe:
1/2 cup blood orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
zest from 2 blood oranges

Pour all ingredients into a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool and then strain with cheesecloth into container for storage. Refrigerate for up to two months.

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