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Easy Sidecar Cocktail

Easy Sidecar Cocktail is a great addition to your next party or get together with friends. Just a few simple ingredients mixed with bourbon for a refreshing and tasty party drink! 

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Easy Sidecar Cocktail served in a martini glass and garnished with lemon

Making a sidecar cocktail is beyond simple and will totally make you look and feel like a seasoned cocktail connoisseur! There’s only 3 ingredients and they come together to create one of my all- time favorite mixed drinks.

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How to make a sidecar cocktail with bourbon

How to Make an Easy Sidecar Cocktail:

  • You will need a cocktail shaker to make a classic sidecar cocktail.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker about half way with ice.
  • Add bourbon, orange liqueur and lemon juice. 
  • Shake vigorously and pour into glass. 
  • You can serve a sidecar cocktail in a martini glass or an old fashioned glass. 

Sidecar Cocktail with bourbon served in an old fashioned glass, sugared rim, fresh rosemary and lemon garnish

Garnishes for a Sidecar Cocktail:

  • You can rub the glass rim with a lemon slice and roll in sugar (raw or fine) and garnish with a lemon slice or twist of lemon peel. 
  • You can also add a sprig of fresh rosemary as a garnish. It’s pretty and the aromatic rosemary is the perfect compliment to a citrusy bourbon sidecar cocktail. 

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Easy Sidecar Cocktail with bourbon

I’ve never been one to drink straight bourbon but this Easy Sidecar Cocktail goes down easy and it tastes amazing. I think it will be a huge hit with your party guests and it couldn’t be easier to make. 

Party drinks do not have to be complicated or intimidating and it is always fun to try something new. My Pomegranate Sidecar Cocktail was a big hit through the holidays and the Cosmopolitan Party Punch is going like wildfire on Pinterest these days.

Our Easy Mint Julep and Peach Old Fashioned are both refreshing drinks made with bourbon or for something really simple, a Red Beer is just the ticket.

Sidecar Cocktail

I have a lot of fun making cocktails and party punch for any get together or holiday celebration. You can try some of My Favorite Party Punch Recipes without alcohol and I also have a great collection of Easy Cocktail Recipes with videos. 

Sidecar Cocktail Recipe for parties

Cocktails and appetizers go hand and hand for any type of celebration. Some of my favorite party appetizers are Knorr Spinach Dip, Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots and Brisket and Bacon Jalapeño Poppers!

Planning a party? Have a friend bring the ice, paper towels, and the chips. Make it easy on yourself and enjoy the party. My policy is to never sweat the small stuff, life is too short! I have some great tips for a No Fuss Holiday Cocktail Party.

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Easy Sidecar Cocktail made with bourbon

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Easy Sidecar Cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail with bourbon served in an old fashioned glass, sugared rim, fresh rosemary and lemon garnish

Easy Sidecar Cocktail is a great addition to your next party or get together with friends. Just a few simple ingredients mixed with bourbon for a refreshing and tasty party drink!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • raw sugar for garnish
  • fresh rosemary for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill the cocktail shaker about half way with ice.
  • Add bourbon, orange liqueur and lemon juice. 
  • Shake vigorously and pour into glass. 
  • You can serve a sidecar cocktail in a martini glass or an old fashioned glass. 
  • Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary or rub the rim of the glass with lemon and roll in sugar and lemon zest and a twist of lemon peel.

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Easy Sidecar Cocktail Recipe garnished with rosemary and lemon

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