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.
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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