Upgrade your at-home brunch game with this delightful Brandy and Anise Sour cocktail. Sweetened with a unique and simple anise infused simple syrup, you’ll enjoy each sip. The rich, velvety texture of egg whites makes for frothy, decadent cocktail perfect for brunch. Surprise your family this Father’s Day weekend with this brunch-approved showstopper.


Anise Simple Syrup

1/2 cup hot water

1/2 cup Maple Syrup

4 Anise cloves


1 1/2 oz. Brandy

3/4 oz Anise Simple Syrup

3/4 Fresh Orange Juice

1 Egg White


2 Whole Anise Cloves, Floated

Orange Twist


Chilled Cocktail Glass.


1 Prepare your Anise Simple Syrup

2 In a small saucepan, bring your water to a boil.

3 Add sugar and stir until it has dissolved completely.

4 Reduce the heat, add the anise and cover the pan. Simmer for 10 minutes.

5 Remove the pan from the heat. Allow it to cool and steep for at least 1 hour.

6 Remove the anise and transfer the syrup into a bottle, and refrigerate. The syrup is good for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

7 Combine all the cocktail ingredients and dry shake thoroughly without ice.

8 Add ice and shake thoroughly again.

9 Strain over fresh ice or in chilled cocktail glass.

Recipe by Declan Khan

Declan Khan, owner of Flair Tech Bar Services, has a passion for bartending trends: cocktail evolution, showmanship, barware and fashion for the modern bartender. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram at @ Flair Tech Bar Services or follow Declan at #bartendeco.