Cocktail of the Week: Bourbon Sidecar

For a while now, Kevin and I have been doing a little thing we call “Cocktail of the Week.” We pick a drink -sometimes a classic like a Gimlet or Old Fashioned, sometimes a concoction all our own- and learn to make it properly. If we don’t have the required ingredients, we run out to our favorite liquor store and buy what we’re missing.

This week, as we’re morning yet another of our favorite characters on Downton Abbey we thought we’d make a cocktail that would celebrate that era. So today we’re making a twist on one of the most popular cocktails of the 1920’s, the Bourbon Sidecar.

The traditional Sidecar cocktail is made with brandy, but ours uses a Texas bourbon as it’s main ingredient. We hope you enjoy it (more than the season 3 finale of Downton Abbey)!

Bourbon Sidecar

Bourbon Sidecar

2 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice (don’t use the bottled stuff, go with real lemon!)

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a twist of lemon. Enjoy!

You can see some of our other Cocktails of the Week here, here, here, and here.

Did you watch Downton Abbey’s season finale this Sunday? Who are they going to kill off next? How are we supposed to wait until NEXT JANUARY to find out?!


  1. Amy says:

    I must get in on this Downton Abbey thing. I hear it’s all the rage. Also? That delicious looking beverage needs to get in my belleh! Like now!

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