Dry, and with an intense citrus flavor, the Sidecar is a cocktail classic. Named for the motorcycle attachment, the Sidecar was believed to have been invented around the end of World World I in either London or Paris. The French claim credit as they believe the drink was made in Harry’s New York bar. Why the lesson on this historic cocktail? Because we’re gearing up for National Sidecar Day and we’re celebrating with Torres Brandy.
The Sidecar is an elegant cocktail that’s perfect for pre-dinner drinks, or to kick off a night out. A deceptively simple recipe for a cocktail packed with subtle flavors, the secret of the Sidecar lies in measuring exactly the right amount of each ingredient and creating a perfect balance. And of course, a quality brandy like Torres 15 is ideal for cocktail-making. Combined with a good orange liqueur, such as Magdala, will absolutely make sure that your cocktail is perfectly balanced. A cocktail to make your taste buds tingle.
Torres 15 & Magdala Sidecar
1.5 oz Torres 15 Brandy
.75 oz Magdala Orange Liqueur
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.25 oz Simple Syrup
Optional: Wipe rim with orange and coat in sugar.
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
The Torres Brandy’s version of the Sidecar is slightly sweeter than the original. When making it, rim half of a previously chilled glass with sugar. This way, you can decide if you prefer a sweeter or a drier taste, and choose which side of the glass to drink from accordingly. How to best enjoy this one is up to you. Happy National Sidecar Day!