Sunday, December 26, 2010

Side Car Martini

Ready to shrug off the craziness of the last couple of days? Maybe you need to nurse the bone chilling cold of staying up all night outside of an electronics shop for the boxing day sales. Maybe, just maybe, you were one of the unlucky few who had to actually work the sales.

Well then, clearly you need a cocktail. Or four. With about 4.5 ounces of alcohol. Each.

Do not operate any heavy machinery after consuming one of these very tasty side car martinis. Nothing, not even the phone. Okay, maybe the remote. But that's it!

Side Car Martini
Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
for I Heart Cooking Clubs December Pot Luck


    * 1/2 cup sugar
    * 1 lime, zested
    * 1 lime wedge
    * 10 ounces cognac (recommended: Hennessy)
    * 4 ounces Triple Sec liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
    * 4 ounces sweet and sour mix
    * 4 ounces Limoncello
    * 2 ounces lime juice
    * Ice


Chill 4 martini glasses. In a small shallow dish combine the sugar and the lime zest. Run the lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Dip in the sugar and zest mixture.

In a cocktail shaker mix the cognac, Triple Sec, sweet and sour mix, Limoncello, and lime juice over ice. Shake to chill.

Pour the Side Car Martinis into the glasses and serve immediately.



Kathleen said...

Love your blog and especially it's name! I just became a follower ;)

girlichef said...

Sounds like a perfect way to forget all the troubles of the old year...and ring in the new!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Hey Kathleen, thanks! Nice to see you here, let me pour you a drink!

Heather - I am all for forgetting troubles! Cheers. xo