This week, inspired by Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide, I decided to crack open a bottle I usually only use at Christmastime, and try a classic beverage: a brandy sour.
This drink was tasty, and really simple to make using things I already had on hand (thank you, backyard lemon tree!). It just goes to show you, simple is sometimes better!
Based on this recipe from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Juice of one lemon
1 tsp simple syrup
2 oz brandy
dash of bitters
Roll the lemon on the counter to make it easier to juice, and then slice in half and juice into a shaker filled with ice. Sprinkle bitters in the shaker, and add simple syrup and brandy. Shake well and strain into a tumbler with ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.