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Experience the thrills of a hot Mediterranean summer with the national drink of Cyprus – the Brandy Sour! Legend has it that this refreshing drink was created for the young King Farouk of Egypt during one of his visits to the Mediterranean island. King Farouk, who loved Western cocktails, being a Muslim monarch, couldn’t be seen drinking alcohol in public. Thus, the local bartenders devised a clever ploy; a cocktail that looks like an iced tea.
A beloved refreshment for a warm summer’s evening, this classic cocktail is simple enough to make and tastes delightful when paired with our Mansion House French Brandy.
Adjust as per taste
- 60ml Mansion House French Brandy
- 30ml lemon juice
- 15ml sugar syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitter
- 1 lemon wedge
- Ice cubes
Call the shots
Tip the lemon juice, sugar syrup, bitters and brandy into a cocktail shaker with a large handful of ice.
Shake the ingredients vigorously until the shaker feels cold.
Double strain the cocktail into an ice-filled glass.
Thread the lemon wedge onto a cocktail stick and rest on glass or affix to the rim of the glass.
Put your cocktail glass in the freezer and let it chill.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients. Shake vigorously until cold.
Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
Add the lime peel as a garnish and serve.