Monday, August 22, 2016

Boston Sidecar

A Sidecar is a brandy or cognac up drink that's flavored with lemon juice and sugar. The Boston version simply replaces some of the cognac with white rum. This is done for the same reason that the Boston Cooler is a rum cocktail--Boston must have been a rum capital of the new world. It is a little lighter and more appropriate for warm-weather drinking than the original Sidecar. Interestingly, there's no sugar added except for the triple sec, so it is very tart and cooling.
  • 1 1/2 oz. white rum
  • 1/2 oz. brandy or cognac
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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