New Yorker
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New Yorker
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
The New Yorker is a classic cocktail that exudes the sophistication of its namesake city. Combining the robust flavors of whiskey with the sweet hint of grenadine and the herbal ... more The New Yorker is a classic cocktail that exudes the sophistication of its namesake city. Combining the robust flavors of whiskey with the sweet hint of grenadine and the herbal complexity of DOM Benedictine, this drink offers a harmonious blend of ingredients. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the New Yorker presents a rich tapestry of flavors, balancing the strength of the whiskey with the nuanced sweetness and depth added by the complementary liqueur. Whether sipped as a pre-dinner aperitif or savored during a quiet evening, the New Yorker is a testament to the timeless allure of well-crafted cocktails.
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40% | 1.2 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The New Yorker is a stylish meld of whiskey, grenadine, and DOM Benedictine that delivers a cocktail with rich layers of flavor. This drink is a smooth operator, perfect for a sophisticated night in the city, blending sweetness with a herbal kiss.

Method
How to make a New Yorker

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour into a cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the New Yorker cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The New Yorker cocktail is shaken instead of stirred to achieve a well-blended mix of its ingredients, particularly to ensure that the denser Grenadine and DOM Benedictine are evenly distributed throughout the drink. Shaking also chills the cocktail more effectively, adding a refreshing briskness that enhances its flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey in the New Yorker cocktail?

Yes, while the New Yorker traditionally uses a specific type of whiskey, you can substitute it with another type of whiskey based on your preference or what's available. For instance, if the recipe calls for rye whiskey, you could use bourbon for a sweeter profile or a Scotch for a smokier touch. However, keep in mind that the substitution may slightly alter the original flavor profile of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a New Yorker cocktail?

The New Yorker cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, also known as a martini glass. This type of glassware enhances the drinking experience by showcasing the cocktail's color and making it easy to sip. The stem of the glass also helps to keep the drink chilled by minimizing the warmth from your hand.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a New Yorker compare to other classic cocktails?

At 40% alcohol content, the New Yorker is on the higher end of the spectrum for classic cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 50% alcohol by volume. For example, it is stronger than a Mojito (around 20%) but not as strong as a Martini (around 30%-40%), depending on the recipe. Its pronounced alcohol content is due to the relatively high proportion of whiskey and the addition of DOM Benedictine.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the New Yorker cocktail to suit my tastes?

Customizing the New Yorker cocktail can be fun and allows you to tailor it to your preferences. You might consider adjusting the amount of Grenadine for sweetness level, using a flavored whiskey for a unique twist, or even adding a dash of bitters for complexity. Additionally, experimenting with different garnishes, like a lemon twist or maraschino cherries, can provide a new layer of flavor and presentation.

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