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Perfect Bourbon Sidecar

It’s cocktail time. And what better cocktail to make than a classic bourbon sidecar.
By Sarah Schiffman

Perfect Bourbon Sidecar

At home, I typically serve this drink in whatever glass I can find, but at Sun Liquor, they put it in a pretty sugar-lined martini glass. To be honest, I like it so much that I would most likely drink it out of the bartenders cupped hands, so feel free to serve it any way you like.

Perfect Bourbon Sidecar
 
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It’s cocktail time. And what better cocktail to make than a classic bourbon sidecar.
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Recipe Type: Drink
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice plus extra for rim of glass
  • 1 ounce good bourbon ( I like Bulleit)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • Sugar for rim of glass (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare your glass by rubbing the rim with a little lemon juice. If desired, place glass rim side down on a plate with sugar and twirl it around until the edge of glass is lightly covered in sugar. Fill a shaker with ice and add the lemon juice, bourbon, and Cointreau. Put the lid on tight, flex your muscles, and shake the heck out of it- this will get you the pretty pieces of ice on the surface of your drink. Fill your glass and sip away.
Sarah Schiffman

Sarah Schiffman

Sarah Schiffman is the author of the food and photography blog Pearl and Pine. Her recipes focus on fresh seasonal ingredients and she loves to share the stories and pictures that accompany each dish.

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Originally Published: June 28, 2013

2 Responses to Perfect Bourbon Sidecar

  1. Mitch Weinstein

    Mitch Weinstein Reply

    January 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Hmmmm – sounds pretty sweet, especially with bourbon. Why mess with a classic?

    Try a real Sidecar:

    2 oz. Brandy ( I like Pierre Ferrand
    1 oz. Cointreau or good triple sec
    3/4 oz. lemon juice

  2. Tom Krehbiel Reply

    March 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Ditto.

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