Gourmet Veggie Mama

Brandy sour

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.

Good call.

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!

Brandy Sour
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.

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5 Thoughts on “Brandy sour

  1. Yay! Alcohol! Scott and I have an ambition to someday own a basic liquor set and (here’s the hard part) know what to do with it!

    • Well, I can certainly help you with that last part! The part I am struggling with right now is baby-proofing it all. 😉 Of course, not too long after we get over that particular hurdle, we’ll have to think about teenager-proofing it… Oh boy!

  2. Reminds me of one of my favorite cocktails, the sidecar, only without the triple sec. I actually just bought lemons and brandy so we could have some this week. 🙂

    Oh and I hear ya on baby-proofing the bar. We actually just rearranged our whole living and dining area to create a grown-ups lounge that can be baby-gated off. Our floorplan is a bit untraditional now, but this way our liquor, glassware and our electronics charging area are safely away from little hands. So much better! (and I don’t even want to THINK about the teen years!)

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