2 oz Rye
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1⁄2 oz Water
1 t Sugar
1 ds Curaçao
1⁄2 oz Red wine (Claret, as float)
Instructions

Muddle sugar with water, add all but wine, shake, strain, cocktail glass, float wine.

Notes

Also see New York Sour (Cognac) variation.

History

Originally was 1 Tbsp of sugar, reduced to 1 tsp as suggested by David Wondrich

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 7/18/2012
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1880
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Comments
Dan commented on 8/19/2012:

Feel free to sub Byrrh for red wine -- works great, except that it sinks rather than floats.