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Clarified New York Milk Sour

Don't let this title confuse you. It's a rich, velvety, CLEAR cocktail made with bourbon, citrus, port and the obvious milk infusion!

Difficulty: Expert

Servings 3 Cocktails
Author Monica C


  • 3 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon
  • 1 oz Orgeat Syrup
  • 5 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 oz Taylor Tawny 10 yr Port
  • 30 mL Cold 2% Milk
  • 30 mL Cold 35% Cream


  1. In a mixing jar, combine bourbon, lemon, orgeat syrup, bitters and port. Stir with 1 ice cube.

  2. In a separate container, mix milk and cream and pour the cocktail into the milk mixture. Give this a quick stir before putting into the fridge (wrap with cling wrap so the cocktail doesn't absorb other flavours in the fridge). Leave this for at least 1 hour in the fridge. 

  3. Pour the mixture through a coffee filter. I left this to strain for 30 minutes. Strain once more for a more refined cocktail. Pour over 1 large ice cube and garnish with dehydrated lemon wheel. 

Recipe Notes

Note that the preservation method with clarified milk allows you to keep a cocktail when kept refrigerated for upwards of a few months to a year (although I would give it just a month to be safe).