Sours originated in the Southern United States in the mid 1800’s and were based on Brandy, but American Whiskey soon became the norm as French distilled wines increasing became harder to obtain.

60ml Brandy
25ml Lemon or Lime Juice
1 tsp Caster Sugar or Syrup De Gomme
Lemon or Lime Slice
Maraschino Cherry

Cocktail or Sour Glass

Vigorously shake the brandy, lemon or lime juice and sugar with ice and strain into the cocktail or sour glass.

Decorate with the cherry and the slice of lemon/lime.