Williamine Brandy Sour Cocktail recipe

Everyone loves classic cocktails - no matter whether you are a seasoned mixologist or are just discovering the colourful world of cocktails. Be it an Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan, Negroni or Moscow Mule, many of these classic cocktail recipes are over 100 years old.

While the recipes may seem simple, it’s the list of ingredients that matters and makes the cocktail. All of these cocktails also regularly get an update, such as the Williamine Sour Cocktail. This drink takes the essence of the classic recipe, but adds some modern sweetness to it.

If this sounds amazing to you, then it’s time for you to learn how to make it. Don’t worry, even though it’s a classic brandy sour recipe, it’s not difficult to replicate. Take a look at the video below and find out more about what the different steps look like. That way, even cocktail novices will quickly get the feel for this drink.

Ingredients & equipment

The Williamine Sour is a modern twist of the traditional sour cocktail, which dates back to the 1860s. This cocktail has a liquor base and a slight sweet taste to it. However, it’s very subtle and does not take away from the richness of this elegant summer drink.



  • Shaker
  • Whisky glass
  • Lemon squeezer

Method for the Williamine Sour Cocktail

  • 1. Prepare all the ingredients and make sure that you have ice in your freezer. It’s time to get the shaker ready.

  • 2. First, fill the shaker with ice cubes and add an egg white. When making cocktails, it’s advised to only use fresh eggs.

  • 3. Add 4 cl of Morand Williamine® into the mixer.

  • 4. Next up: your lemon squeezer. Add juice from 1/2 a squeezed lemon and a dash of Morand Sugar Cane Syrup into the mixer. Make sure to not add too much at first, as you don’t want it to be too sweet.

  • 5. Close the shaker and shake until your hands feel cold. Make sure to shake it really well.

  • 6. Then blend and pour into a whisky glass through a cocktail strainer.

  • 7. Finally, decorate your Williamine Sour Cocktail with a large zest of lemon.

Want more?

Did you like the light sweet taste of the Williamine Sour Cocktail? Then you will also like all of our different fruity syrups, such as the blackcurrant syrup, the lemongrass syrup or the orange blossom syrup. They are not only perfectly suited for classic cocktails, but can be used in a variety of different ways, such as for coffees, in baking and other great recipes.

To find out more about, take a look at our How to use Syrups guide and learn a few tips and tricks. You can also find all our spirits and syrups available online. We will deliver them directly to your home.

Don’t forget to also check out our other delicious cocktail recipes:
Royal Framboise - Raspberry cocktail
Williamine sunrise cocktail 
Passion of vanilla - vanilla cocktail 
Virgin mojito framboise - virgin mojito recipe

Tips to make your cocktails better

Don’t be afraid of mixing your own drinks at home. It’s fun, entertaining and exciting. If you are still new to mixing drinks, then be sure to follow the recipes as close as possible to avoid mistakes. Here are also a few more tips for making your perfect cocktail at home.

Shake your drinks with lots of ice

A common mistake that many people make is not using enough ice in their shaker. Don't worry, the extra ice is not going to dilute your drink. It will simply help to cool down the cocktail faster. If you don’t add enough ice in the shaker, you might end up with a drink that is just semi-chilled. It’s important to remember that the cocktail’s temperature does influence the taste.

Use smaller glasses

Have you ever asked yourself why cocktails, especially classic ones, are often served in smaller glasses? Firstly, because most cocktails are quite potent and if you offer your guest a large glass they might not enjoy it. Also, drinks in larger glasses will warm much quicker than those in smaller ones. So, better serve your drinks in small portions and simply mix another round once they are finished.

Shake your drinks well

When you shake your first cocktails, you might find it very difficult and strenuous. However, it’s crucial to shake your drinks really well. Otherwise the ice won’t crush and the cocktail won’t chill. So even if you have to do it several times - shake it, shake it, and a bit more.

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Syrups Are you interested in finding out more about syrups? Then you should check out our long list of syrups and embrace the sweetness of Morand syrups in your daily life. If you have developed a likeness for drinks with a slight sweet taste, then you might also like our Passion of Vanilla cocktail and our Royal Framboise Raspberry cocktail.


All classic cocktails are based on one or more of the great spirits, such as these herbal liquors, pear spirits or our cocktail premixes. Start exploring these different spirits one by one to learn more about their taste profiles, their unique flavours and more. If you are thinking about starting your own little collection at home, then check out all of our available spirits.