Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Squid Mixes: Bourbon Sidecar


In last week's Wednesday post, I explored the idea of a Breakfast Manhattan and suggested the Whiskey Sidecar as a possible alternative.  I got this Bourbon Sidecar recipe combining bourbon, triple sec and lemon juice in 4:2:1 ratio from The New York Bartender's Guide.  I included a cherry garnish.  The recipe doesn't call for it but, well, we like cherries.  The result was definitely sweeter and more citrusy than a Manhattan.  It's tasty but still not quite what I had in mind.

My next attempt was more satisfying, a combination of my own devising:  rye, sweet vermouth and triple sec in 6:1:1 ratio plus orange bitters and a cherry garnish.  I'm still not sure the drink was exactly breakfasty but my wife and I both preferred it to the Sidecar.  Worth remembering.

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  1. Sounds yummy and I would love to try both and see which one I prefer.

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  2. I need to get some triple sec...

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  3. I couldn't believe St Patricks day parade is cancelled in New York. I'm definitely gonna need plenty of these.

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    1. Quite a lot of things are being cancelled...

      An Irish Manhattan, now that's easy: swap out the rye for Irish whisky. We don't have any on hand at the moment. We should do something about that!

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  4. With everything closed, it might be time to experiment with breakfast drinks. The only drink I've ever had a breakfast was a bloody mary. I generally wait till 5 PM :)

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    1. In truth, I don't like actually drinking at breakfast or even midday. Makes me sleepy. Even communion wine can be an issue, Rev! Even with a breakfasty drink, I prefer it later in the day.

      I love a good bloody mary! I meant to do a bloody mary post last summer but then tomato season didn't quite cooperate. I'll just have to try again this year.

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