Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sidecar on National Cognac Day

2 oz Maison Rouge Cognac
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lemon Juice

Shake everything with ice and strain into a sugar rimmed Martini glass.

Today I made a drink I haven't made since Mixology school as it's National Cognac Day and the sidecar is a classic Cognac cocktail. Also, I lack imagination and it was good to find a drink to use up the last of my lemons before they went bad.

The drink is nice if you like sour drinks. The sugared rim of the glass adds just enough sweet without adding any to the drink. I do suggest, for the love of every god, use fresh Lemon juice over bottled, it really makes a difference.

I don't actually know if there is a different classification of drinks that use bottled Lemon juice over fresh like there is with lime (Rickeys use fresh juice while Gimlets use Rose's Lime Juice), but it's worth looking into. Keeping a stock of Lemons can be a pain in the balls. 

There is, yet again, no sunset as the weather has sucked all week. I can't say it was a good week in any sense, but I'll refrain from whining any further. Aaaand vacation is over...