Alexis’ Bordeaux Sour

  • Serves

    makes ONE COCKTAIL


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.


  • 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


Step 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.

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