Cocktails {sidecars}

All of you non-Type-A-ers out there know what you’re doing, don’t you?  At least, when it comes to summers.

sidecar.

In the past, my summer lists have been chock full of FUN THINGS that I MUST DO.  Pretty sure that making any sort of to-do list in the summer is illegal.  Or, any to-do list with FUN THINGS.  FUN THINGS shouldn’t be on to-do lists to be crossed off as fast as possible.  They should be done because the mood is right and because you intend to enjoy them fully. That’s more what I was going for with this year’s list.  I wanted to kick my Type-A tendencies to the side and see where the summer took me.  I wanted to set an attitude for the summer and see if I could keep it up all 10 weeks.

So far so good.

When my husband and I sipped blood orange margaritas on the fourth of July (a new annual tradition I fully embrace), I asked if we could spend the rest of our summer trying out new cocktails.  He was game.

sidecar.

I’m not counting that as adding to my list.  I just want to drink more cocktails.  No specific plans for what they are, what’s in them, or how many I have to make.

We started with Elsie and Emma’s take on the sidecar. I didn’t have sweetened lime juice, so I made a batch of simple syrup (you can do it, dear readers, it’s called simple for a reason…boil 1 C water, add 1 C sugar, stir till dissolved), and added a squeeze of the fresh stuff.  We don’t have mason jars at home, but I hoard Bonne Maman jam jars like, well, it’s my jam, so I shake my cocktails in those.

To make one drink, you need to:

Combine 3/4 ounce triple sec, 3/4 ounce bourbon whiskey, 1/2 ounce sweetened lime juice (make your own or buy one—I used Rose’s brand), a small squeeze of lime juice in a small mason jar seal, shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

3 thoughts on “Cocktails {sidecars}

  1. It’s a classic, but have you ever had a Tom Collins? They are wonderful for summer. If that’s a new one to you should consider putting it on your non-existent list of cocktails to try this summer.

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