New Year’s Eve is a time to be celebrating and not to be stuck behind a bar entertaining! Pre-batch your spirits, prepare your ingredients, sieve your syrups and you’ll be set for a great NYE celebration.
The Sidecar is easy to make. A subtle touch of sweetness, sour but balanced high notes with complexity and richness from the cognac.
The Japanese cocktail stays true to the original definition of a cocktail – spirit, bitters and sweetener. Originally developed to commemorate a Japanese dignitary’s visit to NY.
The Sidecar is claimed to be first made in The Ritz Hotel in Paris and the cocktail recipe was first mentioned back in 1922 in “Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails”.
Try changing the cognac for an orange-flavoured cognac liqueur, Gran Marnier, for a smoother, slightly sweeter champagne cocktail.