sunny bourbon sidecar

Bourbon Cocktail Winner: Delicious, “Sunny” Sidecar

sunny bourbon sidecar

Looking for a delicious drink for that special party?

I am no mixologist, that’s for sure. When friends came over recently, I promised a bourbon cocktail hour. Having read a bunch of recipes that day, they all became jumbled in my mind.

Yet, somehow, I came up with what is very close to a Cointreau sidecar.

Adding fresh lemon juice to bourbon infuses your cocktail with vitamin C, and brings a bright note to the drink.

We really enjoyed the concoction, so I’ve written it down here. (as much for my benefit as for yours, friends!)

Sunny Bourbon Sidecar
Prep Time
5 mins

Citrus adds a bright note in this easy to make cocktail.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon
Servings: 1 serving
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 1 c ice cubes
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau or another orange liqueur
  • 1 T lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 T simple syrup recipe below
  1. Add ice to cocktail shaker, then add other ingredients. Shake to mix.

  2. Let rest for a few seconds; shake again and strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon.

Recipe Notes

I always use fresh lemon juice. It makes a huge difference in the taste. Although you can purchase big and complicated juicers, I find a small lemon reamer is more convenient, quick, and hassle-free.

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Simple Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins

It's called simple syrup for a reason! 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: simple syrup
Servings: 8
Calories: 97 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  1. To make the simple syrup, mix 1 c. sugar and 1 c. water in a saucepan. Continue stirring over medium heat until the sugar totally dissolves and the mixture just begins to thicken a bit (it will just be reaching the boiling point). Cool.

Recipe Notes

Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Looking for more refreshing cocktail ideas? Try my cucumber-lime craft cocktail.


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