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Sidecar Especial, cocktail recipe with drink picture - SeeMyDrink.com

Sidecar Especial

Added by: winocat
Added on: Nov 27 2010

Sidecar Especial

Ingredients needed to make a Sidecar Especial

1 part solera gran reserva brandy de Jerez
1 part Patron Citronge
1 part fresh lemon juice

Sidecar Especial Cocktail Recipe Directions

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass over more ice to make it extra cold. Garnish with lemon peel.

winocat's Notes

The Spanish brandy is aged at length in sherry casks, which gives this version of a classic drink a nice nutty quality to contrast with the sweetness of the orange liqueur and the tartness of the lemon juice.

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Bartender said:

This is definitely one of those drinks that is low in complexity, but high on taste and satisfaction. A new classic for sure. @Bartender

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winocat said:

Both Gonzalez Byass' Lepanto and Cardinal Mendoza are top shelf. I used the Lepanto.

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JakJericho said:

I thought the Patron was a citrus flavored tequila too. Thanks for clearing that up! I am drinking a modified Side Car right now called the Boston Side Car. I'll be loading it shortly! I have to try that Solera Gran Reserva. Sweet submission. I love the new twists on the old school cocktails.

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winocat said:

Thanks, MixMaster. The Patron Citronge is actually neutral spirits-based, not tequila-based; I asked about this when I bought it because mixing tequila with brandy probably would not put me in my happy place. : )

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MixMaster said:

Sidecars are a fantastic year-round drink. I use E&J VSOP Brandy, Triple Sec, and Lemon Juice (fresh squeezed when I can) and it always comes out just right. Winocat's however, brings a top-shelf approach to a Prohibition Era cocktail by using the Cognac-like Brandy, and the citrus tequila. I will now have to bring my A game! Nice upload.

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RaeRaeK said:

I love a sidecar - will try with the the Spanish brandy.