sunny bourbon sidecar

Winter Cocktail Winner: Bourbon Sidecar

Looking for a delicious drink for that special party? I am no mixologist, that is 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. We really enjoyed the concoction, so I’ve written it down here. (as much for my benefit as for yours, friends!)

Sunny Bourbon Sidecar

per cocktail, add to a shaker half-filled with ice:

1 T. simple syrup (recipe below)

1 T. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. bourbon

3/4 oz. Cointreau, or another orange liquor

Shake mixture, allow to chill a few minutes, shake again, then strain into a cocktail glass. Serve with a thin slice of lemon.

Tannex Cosmo Cocktail Shaker, 500ml, Silver

Simple Syrup

Boil 1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 c. water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool before using. Syrup may be stored in refrigerator in a lidded jar.

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