Monday, 23 February 2015

How to Make a Sidecar

Do you have a bottle of cognac lying at the back of the cupboard? If so read on, as this week the Ideal Wine Company lets you know how to make a sidecar.

We do more than just wine
The Ideal Wine Company is a firm which is dedicated to supplying you with a range of luxurious wines from around the world at prices you can actually afford.

Yet we specialise in luxury tipples and as such there’s more to be found than just wine on the Ideal Wine Company product list. You can also find a range of decadent cognacs such as Remy Martin, Delamain and Claude Thorin for prices destined to leave nothing more than a light dent on your bottom line.

Get creative with your bottle of first-rate cognac
But what should you do once you’ve purchased your bottle of first-rate cognac? Obviously, you may want to drink it neat however if you’re the kind of person who likes to get creative with their after-work nightcap we’d suggest you use it to craft a delicious cocktail.

Cognac is a key component in a range of cocktails including the Sidecar. Invented roughly around the end of World War One, the Sidecar is a classic cocktail which combines cognac, triple sec and lemon juice to lend any party a touch of 1920’s glamour.

Guide to making a Sidecar
So if you want to use your bottle of mouth-watering cognac to provide festivities with an air of flapper culture the next time you throw a party, it might be a good idea to learn how to make a Sidecar. Luckily it’s a pretty easy drink to make…

·       Gather together 5cl of Cognac, 2cl of triple sec and 2cl of lemon juice. 

·        Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

·        Fill with ice and shake vigorously for one to two minutes 

·        Strain and pour into a cocktail glass.

Give your guests the shindig to end all shindigs!
Voila. It really is as simple as that. Follow these instructions and you can use any bottle of the finest cognac from the Ideal Wine Company to craft a cocktail your guests are destined to love the next time you decide to throw the shindig to end all shindigs!