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True New Sour

ballantines new true sour cocktail

This spiced seasonal whisky cocktail is our variation of the New York Sour. Leave one out for santa by the fireplace to get you straight on that nice list!


  • 50ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 25ml Dry Red Wine
  • 2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • Egg Whites
  • Ice
  • 1 Ripe Pear Chopped
  • 250g White Sugar
  • 250ml Water
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 6 Cloves
  • Zest of 1/4 Lemon


  • Frist, we make the spiced pear syrup. Add the copped pear, sugar, water, cinnamon, cloves & lemon to a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Cool, strain and refrigerate. (The syrup will keep for 4 weeks once it’s refrigerated).
  • Then, add all ingredients except the red wine to a shaker and dry shake without ice.
  • Add ice to your shaker and shake again.
  • Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  • Gently pour the red wine over a spoon just above to drink to float it on top of the cocktail.
  • Turn up the Christmas tunes & enjoy!

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