FACT 1: I’ve never ridden in a sidecar. I’ve always wanted to.
FACT 2: I’ve never had a sidecar drink. Until now!
What would happen if you drank a sidecar while riding IN a sidecar? I bet it would be a very messy endeavor. It would be classy as all heck though. With some cool goggles, a nice scarf and some leather gloves. Wait!
This is the image I have in my head:
It totally makes sense. Please tell me it makes sense. Maybe I just have whiskey goggles?
Ground cloves & sugar. Just do it. It’s like a cocktail version of these Spiced Orange Popovers.
Substitute booze for dough and you have them. Oh man! Why can’t we just have both?
Here’s that clove sugar I mentioned.
And we’re off!
Lemon around the rim.
Clove sugar rim! Tada!
Oranges & sugar to be muddled.
Get a wooden spoon. Or better yet, a muddler! I have one. I just don’t know where it is…
Bash it. Get all the juice out. The oils in the peel release and you have crazy CITRUS POWER.
Get ready for mixing. Shake it.
One at a time…
Top each drink with a few cloves.
One for you & one for me!
Now let’s go watch Fantastic Mr. Fox together. Whackbat! Divide that by 9 please.
Clove Scented Sidecar
makes 2 drinks
(recipe slightly adapted from Sunset Magazine)
- 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 lemon, cut into chunks
- 1 orange
- 3/4 cup whiskey
- 4 whole cloves
Mix 2 tbsp. sugar and ground cloves on a small plate. Rub one lemon chunk around the rims of two cocktail glasses. Turn rims in the clove sugar.
Cut orange into two slices about 1/4 in. thick; cut slices in half. Put lemon chunks, orange slices, and 4 tbsp. sugar in a cocktail shaker. Using a wooden spoon, muddle together the fruit and sugar until fruit is broken up.
Add about 1 cup ice and whiskey to cocktail shaker. With lid securely fastened, shake vigorously to blend, then strain into the sugared glasses. Garnish each with a whole clove.