Barrel Aged Williams Sour
by MyBeverageGuide

A white frothy foam floats on the top of the glass. The drink is garnished with lemon zest on top.

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Recipe & Ingredients

Amount Product Category
40 ml Poire Williams
20 ml Graham’s Blend Nº5 White Port White Port
30 ml citrus juice
20 ml simple syrup
30 ml

Garnish

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 lemon twist Press the oils out of the lemon peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Drop the garnish into the drink.

Preparation

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Technique:

blend / wet-shake / strain

Glassware:

Rocks

Categories:
Sour Summer Refreshing

Drink Description

<<The Barrel Aged Williams Sour is the kind of German answer to the world-famous Whisky Sour. The base spirit for our drink was a pear brandy, aged in ex-Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels. It's refreshing, citrusy, and of course, it comes with flavors of pear.>>

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Mixing Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the shaker tin or spindle mixer tin.
  2. Dry blend the ingredients in the blender for about 10 seconds. If you want to dry shake instead, do it for roughly 20 seconds.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  5. Strain into the serving glass.
  6. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Add your garnish.
  5. Add all the ingredients (except the egg white !) into the spindle mixer tin. Or, if you have, add the ingredients to the taller part of the Tin-in-Tin shaker.
  6. Add all the ingredients (except the egg white !) into the mixer tin.
  7. Set the speed of the spindle mixer to the lowest setting. Othwerwise it might spill over very quick!
  8. Dry blend the ingredients in the blender for about 10 seconds. If you want to dry shake instead, do it for roughly 20 seconds.
  9. Add ice cubes into the blender tin.
  10. Shake for about 15 seconds.
  11. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  12. Add around 5 to 6 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  13. Strain into the serving glass.
  14. Add your garnish.

Mixing Tips

General

  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.
  • Add the egg white always, at least, into your shaker. Otherwise, it might curdle too quickly and will not give the frothy foam by the end.

Glassware

  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Alcoholic Ingredients

  • It's good to check if the used Port Wine is in good condition. If it is a White Port, make sure to keep it refrigerated. It will stay longer fresh.

Mise en Place

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Bar Equipment:

Spindle Mixer
Jigger
Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer

Garnish:

1x lemon twist

Editor Recipe Notes

The Barrel Aged Williams Sour is an extraordinary drink. And it’s like the German way of making sour cocktails with fruit brandy.
We used the pear brandy from our small ex “Buffalo Trace Bourbon” barrels. It might be too powerful and overwhelming if we had added 60ml instead of 40ml pear brandy. We stored the pear brandy for about three months, and it was enough time to get some of the woody flavor and some color into the brandy. We also used some White Port because it makes the drink a little crisper.
If you want to use fruit brandy in a Sour cocktail, we recommend giving it some rest in a barrel. It will remove some of the fruity flavors and give it more depth through the wood.

Essential Infos

Name:
Barrel Aged Williams Sour
Style:

Sour

Bar Technique:

dry spindle mixing
wet shake

Ingredients by Category:
Poire Williams
White Port
citrus juice
Garnish:

lemon twist

Color:

creamy white

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

pear
citrus
sandalwood

Flavour

pear
citrus

Texture

clean
lively
powerful

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