• January 29, 2016

    Citrus Sidecar Cocktail

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    The classic sidecar cocktail is made with cognac or brandy, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.

    Its appearance here was inspired by two things: a bottle of Remy Martin that was gifted to me, and a recent re-read of Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella – wherein a girl from the 20s haunts her niece, hilariously forcing her to wear flapper dresses and order sidecars.

    I feel like Sophie and I are old gal pals. I’ve devoured all of her chick-lit books since the first Shopaholic when I was sixteen. Now before you judge me on literature choice, I do know that they’re Kit Kats, not fine chocolates, but she makes me actually laugh out loud, which I love.

    Citrus Sidecar Cocktail | www.foodess.com

    Who am I kidding, I know you wouldn’t have judged me anyway.  We’re friends. <3

    This cocktail is orangey, and not too sweet, which I like – it’s more on the sour side.  The sugar-rimmed glass takes the edge off the tartness. Plus it’s super sparkly and pretty.

    Citrus Sidecar Cocktail | www.foodess.com

    P.S. Cocktails are a whole area of excitement and deliciousness that I feel we should really explore more here. Should we have Free-Pour Fridays? Should we?? I think we should. Let’s do it.

     

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    Citrus Sidecar Cocktail

    A citrus-y, not-too-sweet 20s-era cocktail with fresh lemon and an orange twist. Grab your cognac and your flapper dress!

    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 2
    Author Jennifer Pallian

    Ingredients

    • sugar for rimming glass
    • ice
    • 3 oz cognac or brandy
    • 1 1/2 oz triple sec or cointreau
    • 1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • orange peel for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Wet a clean cloth with water and run it around the rim of two cocktail glasses. Immediately turn glasses upside-down in a shallow dish of sugar and twist until the rims are coated.
    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add cognac, triple sec and lemon juice; shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosty.
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