HG Bar Basics: Sidecar with 2 Glasses, Boston Shaker, Orange Twist & Jigger Set
The sidecar is one of the best cocktails of all time. It is as popular today as it was a century ago and a brilliant introduction to the allure of well-balanced sour drinks.
The recipe was originally made with either cognac or Armagnac; either will create one of the most enjoyable brandy cocktails you can mix up. In the modern bar, bourbon is often poured instead (making it technically a bourbon sidecar), and some drinkers enjoy it with premium cherry brandy.
Whichever base liquor you choose, be careful with the sidecar's other ingredients. It is very important to find the balance between sweet and sour, and too much lemon or liqueur can quickly destroy the intended flavor. A popular embellishment first mentioned in recipes from the early 1930s, a sugar-rimmed glass, adds a sweet contrast to the sour drink.
This Sidecar Set Includes:
- -2 Midtown Martini Glasses
- -1 Boston Shaker
- -1 jar of Orange Twist
- -1 HG Silverplate Double Jigger
Making the ideal Sidecar
- 2 ounces brandy, cognac, or bourbon
- 1 ounce premium triple sec
- ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Orange Twist for garnish
Step 1 - Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well.
Step 2 - Rim chilled martini glass with sugar.
Step 2 - Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Step 3 - Garnish with Orange Twist.