New England Sour Cocktail Recipe

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New England Sour Cocktail Recipe

In the New England sour, sweet maple syrup, vodka, and grapefruit juice combine to create an intriguing cocktail. You have to taste this fascinating cocktail on your own to fully appreciate the flavor. The whiskey sour is one of the most popular cocktails, so we created a fun and simple take on it. One of the many times the New England Patriots have appeared at the Super Bowl has led to creation of this cocktail at the Bounce Sporting Club in New York City. Drink it straight out of the pitcher or use a blender to mix it up. It also mixes fast, which makes it a great recipe for a game-day party. It won’t be a problem for you to be stuck in the kitchen mixing drinks and missing out on the action. Even mixing up a pitcher for a houseful of guests to help themselves would be fine.

An Inspiration for Variations

New England sours can be adapted from whiskey sours to give them their own unique twist, just like whiskey sours. combination of sweet, rich maple and tart citrus is great here and there’s no need to limit yourself to your standard vodka. If you’re going to pour vodka, feel free to choose one of your favorite brands, but shake it up a bit first. Utilize vodka that contains flavors that go well with the rest of the drink. The 42 Below Honey experience would be something fun to try. It is also possible to add off-flavors that pair well with grapefruit, such as vanilla and caramel, to add an additional dimension to the taste. Not only vodka can be used here, but other liquors as well. It is always a good idea to leave a shot of whiskey in almost any cocktail, especially of bourbon or rye whiskey, because they both give it a lot of kick and flavor. Alternatively, if you’re adventurous, you can pick an overproof whiskey with a full flavor. There are a few great options to choose from, such as Knob Creek, Rittenhouse Rye 100, and Booker’s Bourbon. Another great choice for this sour is rum. You can use it instead of maple syrup, as it will add a bit of sweetness. A specialty rum will give you a better taste. Try Appleton Estate VX or Brugal A*ejo. It would also be great to add rums that have flavors, such as Brinley Gold’s Coffee Rum or Vanilla Rum. This recipe also features spiced rum, so if you cannot seem to get enough of that, this is another good option.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of New England Sour Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of New England Sour Cocktail Recipe is 509 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create New England Sour Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Bar Spoon


  • Highball Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Vodka 2 ounces
  • Half ounce of maple syrup
  • grapefruit juice 4 ounces
  • For garnish, 2 dashes aromatic bitter lemon wedge

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • The ingredients should be built in a highball glass filled with ice, and well stirred.
  • Add a wedge of lemon as a garnish.
  • Take care of yourself and have fun.

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