With St. Paddy’s on a Wednesday it’s a party into the weekend.

I figured there had to be a cocktail that masterfully mixed the drink o’ choice for the Irish – whiskey – with the vin du jour of the rest of us – a simple dry red.

Of course there is.

And with the name of the New York Sour, this drink is just waiting for your glass right now. You’ll need some simple syrup, which is indeed simple to make. Just measure 1/2 cup water into a saucepan, add 1/2 cup sugar, and heat over medium, stirring, until sugar is completely melted. Allow to cool before using.

Now for the NY Sour: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Give it a good shake, think of a few wishes you’d like to come true, then pour into a glass with a couple of rocks in it (ice cubes).

Measure 1.5 ounces red wine into a small pitcher and pour it slowly onto the drink over the back of a spoon, which will cause it to float on top.

Pretty! Now party.

Happy St. Patspring.