Williams Sour

Williams Sour. Beitragsbild. © Le Lion - Swetlana Holz.

With his Williams Sour, Mario Kappes shows why eau de vie should be used more in the bar world. A delicious result that you don’t want to miss.

80 ml Scheibel Premium Williams
30 ml lemon juice
20 ml sugar syrup (2:1)

Preparation: Shaken.

Alternatively and currently preferred by us:

80 ml Scheibel Premium Williams
30 ml lemon juice
20 ml sugar syrup (2:1)

This drink was created by Mario Kappes during his time at Le Lion in Hamburg. It has been served there for many years. [1] Many other bartenders may also have come up with the idea of mixing a sour with Williams eau de vie, but for us this drink is associated with Mario Kappes. It is “only” a simple sour, but here Mario’s flair for combining flavours wonderfully shows. Pear eau de vie is excellent for a sour! But as we have discovered, not everyone is, because it depends on the right subtle pear flavours. However, the “Premium Williams” from Scheibel, which is also used at Le Lion for this drink, gives a wonderful result, also for other drinks with pear brandy.

Others also prepare a Williams Sour, such as Klaus St. Rainer, whose recipe is listed below.

  1. http://www.jrgmyr.com/2016/08/der-mo-bi-sour-die-scheibel-moor-birne.html: Der Mo-Bi Sour – Die Scheibel Moor-Birne. Von Jörg Meyer, 30. August 2016.
  2. Das Foto wurde uns freundlicherweise vom Le Lion zur Verfügung gestellt.


2016 Klaus St. Rainer: Cocktails. Seite 32. Williams Sour. 1/2 egg white; 50 ml Williams pear brandy; 1 tbsp lemon juice; 1 tbsp lime juice; 2 bsp icing sugar.

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Hi, I'm Armin and in my spare time I want to promote bar culture as a blogger, freelance journalist and Bildungstrinker (you want to know what the latter is? Then check out "About us"). My focus is on researching the history of mixed drinks. If I have ever left out a source you know of, and you think it should be considered, I look forward to hearing about it from you to learn something new. English is not my first language, but I hope that the translated texts are easy to understand. If there is any incomprehensibility, please let me know so that I can improve it.

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