Alexis' Bordeaux Sour

Whiskey sour with Lillet
Alexis' Bordeaux SourFarideh Sadeghin

Inspired by a cocktail at New York's Lafayette restaurant, this twist on a classic whiskey sour gets its fruity flavor and rosy color from muddled maraschino cherries and Lillet Rouge, the fruity red French apéritif wine enhanced with citrus and spices.

Alexis' Bordeaux Sour
Inspired by a cocktail at New York's Lafayette restaurant, this twist on a classic whiskey sour gets its fruity flavor and rosy color from muddled maraschino cherries and Lillet Rouge, the fruity red French apéritif wine enhanced with citrus and spices.
Yield: makes ONE COCKTAIL

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 maraschino cherries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz. whiskey
  • 1 oz. Lillet Rouge
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 oz. seltzer

Instructions

  1. Muddle lemon juice, maple syrup, and cherries in a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey, Lillet Rouge, egg white, bitters, and ice; shake vigorously and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer and garnish with a cherry.