Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Sidecar recipe and information.

Prohibition era cocktails of the roaring 20's: How to make the classic Sidecar cocktail drink.

This vintage cocktail was designed in France during 1920's and was one of the main cocktails of the Prohibition Era. It was one of the few drinks that did not use Gin. The sidecar is still served in
quite a few classy speak easy joints across the united states today. It’s said to be named after a army captain who liked to be driven to the bar in his motorcycle sidecar. 
Sidecar Cocktail Drink
Sidecar Cocktail Drink
Sidecar Recipe:

• 1 ¼ ounce Cognac (Brandy)

• ½ ounce Orange Liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, etc.)

• ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice.

Mixing Procedure:
Shake well in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Line the rim with sugar.

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How to make a sidecar cocktail. A great mixed drink that uses cognac, brandy and cointreau. Popular drinks of the roaring 20's.

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