New York cocktail

New York cocktail

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.

Recipe: New York cocktail


  • 4 oz. of whiskey (I used Southern Comfort)
  • 1 and 1/2 oz. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps. of superfine sugar (I suggest substituting lemon infused simple syrup)
  • 1 tsp. of grenadine
  • lemon slices, to garnish


  1. Pour all the ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Drop in about four ice cubes.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into cocktail glasses.
  5. Garnish with lemon slices.
  6. Serve.
  7. Make again.
  8. Serve again.
  9. And so on, and so forth.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2 new-york-cocktail2

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  1. says


    You are more experienced in making cocktails compared to myself. I’ve read (from a food magazine feature story) that a cocktail must be shaken no longer than 7 seconds ( or less *vigorously shaken*) or else the taste would be unsatisfactory, is that true?

    [I wanted to try for myself first before asking you (or anyone else for that matter) but it’s costly for me to buy the ingredients that I’m sure I’d not always consume immediately. I hope you understand.]

    • says

      LOL so 6 seconds would be too short and 8 seconds too long? The only risk of shaking too long is that if there is ice in the shaker, the drink will be too diluted.

      And what’s the standard for “vigorously shaken”? :-P

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