Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Squid Mixes: Brandy Sour

The sour began its rise to prominence in the 1860s.  Whiskey was the most common base liquor but brandy, rum and gin sours were also popular.  I got my recipe from David Wondrich's Imbibe: brandy, water, sugar and the juice of half a lemon.  As with many older drinks, it's mixed directly in the glass, though more recent recipes call for shaking.  I prefer whiskey but brandy's nice for a change of pace.


  1. My wife got me a cocktail book for my birthday, Be Your Own Bartender, but I really haven't had time to even look at it yet.

  2. I have only had whisky sours- never tried a brandy sour. Sounds like it's a good alternative. :)

  3. I am not much into whiskey and I am not a brandy person(I was 19 and dumb) but I would be willing to try this.

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    1. I'd love to figure out a blogger happy hour sometime.

  5. I would like a taste. I like whisky sours.
    Looks like kitty wants a taste

    cheers, parsnip

    1. She hasn't been quite so obliging as a model recently.

  6. I like whiskey sours, but mostly drink whiskey (and brandy) straight. If someone made me one, I'd try it!