What you're seeing in those poll results is pride and solidarity against outsiders. new yorkers are more offended than most at the notion of being told what to do by the rest of the country.
Of all trades.
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
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