This Classic Sidecar recipe is a new favorite and totally worth sharing. The hubby and I got to go out for a ‘grown ups only’ dinner at one of our favorite restaurants recently. Without family nearby, date nights are few and far between. We probably get to eat alone about 3 or 4 times a year (I know, crazy, right), so a cocktail was definitely in order. Right away, the Classic Sidecar caught my eye. I tend to like sweet cocktails with a citrus-y kick. This cocktail has orange and lemon. That’s a win-win for me.
Phil and I were such big fans of this cocktail, that we dedicated a few weekend nights to trying to recreate this at home. I know what you’re thinking, we really go the distance for this blog. It’s true. 😉 We finally feel like we got the Classic Sidecar recipe right, so I just had to share it with the world. Failing that, I just had to share it with the awesome people that read this blog post.
Prepare your cocktail glasses
To rim your cocktail glasses (we use these beauties) with sugar, dip the top edge in water. Shake the excess water off, then dip in sugar, moving the glass around to completely cover the rim. I used a decorative sugar for this cocktail. Pretty, right? For the best results, chill the glasses in the refrigerator for a couple hours before making.
Prepare to get mix-y
Squeeze one lemon. You’ll need 2 ounces for this recipe. One large lemon makes about 2 ounces.
I always use a cocktail shaker to mix my drinks, like this one at World Market. You get the benefit of mixing, chilling the drink, and straining out the ice and seeds in one go. Plus, it’s just fun to shake. Am I right?
Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Or post pictures of your work and tag Abbotts At Home on FB, I’d love to see it!