Sour in Spanish Harlem

Sour cocktail with red wine float
Bob Peters' Sour in Spanish Harlem is a mezcal-oriented take on the classic New York Sour. (Photo: Justin Driscoll)

"This is a riff off of a New York Sour with stunning results," says Bob Peters, lead bartender of The Punch Room in Charlotte, N.C.


  • 2 ounces Vida Mezcal
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • fresh muddled lemon and lime


Shake ingredients and double strain into glass with fresh ice. Float red wine on top (Peters uses Cabernet). Garnish with orange and homemade brandied cherry.