Classic Cocktail: Sidecar

December 26, 2012 Food

The cocktail for the month of December is the Sidecar. Eric Felten, writing in the Wall Street Journal (A Drink’s French Connection), states: “The Sidecar — cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice — was born in Paris; and though the drink entered the American repertoire, it has never lost its Continental panache.” Here’s the recipe for this classic cocktail: 2 oz cognac ½ oz Cointreau ½ oz fresh lemon juice Shake with ice and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass, theRead More

Classic Cocktail(s): El Presidente and Negroni

December 1, 2012 Food

Our campaign to explore a new cocktail each month took a turn in November. We started things off by pouring the Negroni, a drink we first learned to love while visiting Rome earlier this year. However, the 2012 presidential election was the perfect excuse to add the El Presidente to the plan for the month. So, yes, November was a twofer! Enjoy one of each. Negroni 1 oz dry gin 1 oz sweet vermouth 1 oz Campari Shake with iceRead More