And there it goes again — the reference to the Super Bowl. This drink from The Slow Roasted Italian, called the New York Cocktail, was “invented” in honor of the New York Giants which I’ve only vaguely heard of.
Categorized as a “ladies’ drink” (why, I have no idea), this is a bright-looking and fresh-tasting cocktail that is both zesty and sweet. It gets its beautiful color from grenadine, its punch from whiskey and its zing and aroma from fresh lemons.
New York cocktail
- 4 ounces whiskey (I used Southern Comfort)
- 1 and 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar (I suggest substituting lemon infused simple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon grenadine
- lemon slices to garnish
Pour all the ingredients in a shaker.
Drop in about four ice cubes.
Strain into cocktail glasses.
Garnish with lemon slices.
And so on, and so forth.