Shake brandy, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the lemon slice, top with the cherry, and serve.
posted by Andrew Jones @ 08:10AM, 7/06/06
I make brandy sours very differently and it gives a much better taste - a shot of brandy, lemon juice/cordial, couple of drops of angostura bitters and top up with bitter lemon (if not lemonade). This is the recipe used in cyprus and is much better. Serve in a tallish glass with ice and lemon. Enjoy!
posted by Al Davies @ 04:15PM, 12/30/06
I make mine the same as Andy. Also learned in Cyprus.
Andy & Al's recipe
posted by Richie M @ 01:19PM, 5/29/07
Couldn't agree more Andy's recipe is the real deal - as loved and recommeded by half the British Army who've served in Cyprus, thank you tax payers!
posted by Ian Cameron @ 02:17AM, 6/02/07
Spot on Andy.
posted by Damian @ 10:57AM, 6/04/07
As a member of the RAF currently serving in Cyprus I totally agree with your recipe - infact I will nock one up now!!
P.S. I prefere lemonade to bitter lemon, otherwise it becomes a brandy really f****** sour!!!
posted by Willie Mc Lay @ 02:10AM, 7/18/07
As another ex British Forces in Cyprus I can only underline that the Cyprus way is the only way;). A slight variation is topping up the lemon juice with soda water and having sugar on the glass rim.
posted by Kyriacos @ 06:38AM, 12/24/07
All recipes are ok but the one i used when barman in a nightclub Limasol Cyprus is one i learn from an old barman.
Slice of lemon wet the lips of a tall whiskey serving glass, and dip it in sugar so the sugar stays on the lips of the glass on the outside, just a cm. Then moist the inside of the glass with angostura and drop your ice cubes, a shot of brandy and one part of campari to 10 parts of lemon squash mixture - fill the glass almost and top with soda water. And as Andy said a slice of green lemon on the lip of the glass and if you like to decorate for a lady add a cherry on the lemon with a toothpick'. The Campari makes it look a healthy colour and gives the refreshing taste. Enjoy a refreshing drink.
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