Smoky Sidecar

by James Stevenson

We have partnered with the American Cocktail Co. again this year to design their December American Cocktail Club subscription box just in time for Christmas, and they are offering 10% off our box for first time purchases with the code “BEAUTIFULBOOZE10”. We created the Smoky Sidecar, and with our subscription box, you can too, everything you need to make it at home is in the box. Just CLICK HERE to choose your subscription and you can be mixing some Smoky Sidecars at your holiday party!

The classic Sidecar cocktail is an awesome drink that really showcases products people aren’t always used to at home and makes then experiment a little outside of the norm. The mezcal really works well with the brandy, bringing a slightly earthy note to the cocktail as well as a little smokiness. Using an espadín mezcal adds in some bright, fresh citrus and lemongrass notes which pair deliciously with the American Cocktail Club Spicy Ginger Mule.

I really wanted to use brandy as the base for this as it is a product that has lost some love over the years, as it seems people think it is only for older people, however, it can really work well in a cocktail and after tasting the Spicy Ginger Mule mix from American Cocktail Club I knew they were made to be together. The cocktail already had plenty of bite, but it was missing a little something so I mixed in some lemon juice to balance everything out and we were all set.

Recipe:

Method:

  1. Cover ⅓ of the glass rim with demerara sugar (optional)
  2. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  4. Fine strain into a cocktail glass
  5. Garnish & Enjoy!

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