Peachy Sidecar

It’s crazy to look back and to think about how your palette or tastes change. I’ll be the first to admit that my OG drink at the club was soho and pineapple juice. I also enjoyed a period where I would drink Martini Rosso’s Vermouth on its own, because I was a starving university kid, and a bottle would typically do the job (Yes, I had an insane sweet palette back then). So this cocktail brings me way back to when I was starting to invest some time behind the bar. I felt so cool, because none of my ‘advanced’ industry friends knew what a Sidecar was, but here I was bringing something new to the table. I will forever have a love and appreciation for Sidecars, because that was a major stepping stone to my love for cocktails. So in honour of what the Sidecar represents to me, I’ve created this gem here!

 

The classic recipes calls for cognac, an orange liqueur, followed with fresh lemon juice. It’s profile is very tart, and savoury, and its sour notes is what drew me to it in the first place. It’s as if I had all the sweet I can handle in my youth, and I went completely 360 and tried to omit sugar entirely. But this is the thing I’ve learned most throughout the years, and that is the importance of balance. Much like salt, we need sugar to help enhance and bring out the natural flavours of our produce. It ties everything together to make it drinkable, and it’s all about learning just how much! If you are a fan of whiskey sours at all, then you will fall in love with this cocktail. I promise you that it’s worth every second of infusing and shaking!

Peachy Sidecar

Here we have a delicious, peachy spin to the classic sidecar.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Peach-infused Cognac
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz Peach Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a shaker with ice and shake all ingredients

  2. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with orange zest or peach slices

Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for 2 unique infusions, a Peach-infused Cognac and Peach Syrup. Make sure to click on the link for details!

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Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!

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