|Cara Mia Sidecar|
Do these tempt you baby?
|Juicing, the old fashioned way|
"Both MacElhone and Vermiere state the recipe as equal parts cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice, now known as "the French school". Later, an "English school" of Sidecars emerged, as found in the Savoy Cocktail Book (1930), which call for two parts cognac and one part each of Cointreau and lemon juice." -- Sidecar (cocktail) Wikipedia
The Cara Mia Sidecar starts by juicing a melange of citrus (after I removed peels and zest for garnish and other inspirations.) The colors are spectacular and the room was filled with bright tropical scents.
I hope this little treat warms you up. Cheers my loves!
Cara Mia Side Car
Make 4 cocktails
1 cup Cognac (or good Brandy)
1/2 cup Cointreau
1/2 cup mixed citrus juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Rub the rims of martini glasses with fresh cut lemon, pour sugar onto small plate and press glass into sugar coating the rim.
Juice 2 Cara Cara Pink Navel Oranges, 4 Clementines, 2 Mineola, 2 Blood Orange, 1 Meyers Lemon, 1 Bearss Lime. Strained. You will have more juice than this recipe calls for, so you can just make *more* or reserve for a breakfast treat. Remove peel and cut for garnish. Reserve rest for creating candied peels.
In a pitcher, combine Cognac, Cointreau, citrus juice. Place ice in a cocktail shaker, pour in about half of the mixture (will vary depending on size of your shaker). Shake vigorously (that is the fun part) and pour into awaiting glass. Garnish with a bit of lemon or orange peel. Repeat until you've used all of your fixings. Cheers!
Tip: Sometimes Brandy and Triple Sec are substituted to make this a bit more affordable and still tasty.