Blood Orange Sidecar

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The sidecar is one cocktail that any bar tender should have in their repertoire as it is an absolute classic having been around since the early 1900’s and is a cocktail that is easily modified to create a simple delicious variations. This variation uses a combination of rum and brandy as the base spirits, both of which pair well with the tartness of fresh citrus. A beautiful balance of sweet and sour, the side car is a favorite for it simplicity and subtle elegance. Adding blood orange juice gives a deep rich red color to the drink, making it a striking drink to add to any dinner table.

Blood Orange Sidecar

Blood Orange Sidecar

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Aged Rum (we love Cut Spike's barrel aged rum which is smooth with nice hints of the barrel which adds a lot of complexity)
  • 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Place some ice cubes in a martini glass or a cocktail coupe and allow it to start chilling (dispose of the ice before pouring your cocktail).
  3. Pour in the rum, brandy, orange liqueur and lime juice and blood orange juice.
  4. Shake well and strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of blood orange. (If you need this a bit sweeter, you can sugar the rim of your cocktail glass before pouring the cocktail.)
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