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.