Blood Orange Sidecar Retro Cocktail #SundaySupper

Try this delicious and classic twist  Blood Orange Sidecar Cocktail for retro week.

Here is my recipe for a delicious and classic twist on the sidecar cocktail forThe Sidecar has actually been around since the prohibition, but regained popularity in the sixties and seventies.

Now while it’s traditionally made with lemon juice, I couldn’t resist using the blood orange.

Here is my recipe for a delicious and classic twist on the sidecar cocktail forMy mom, a true teetotaler, actually enjoyed a Side Car now and again.  Hers definitely more watered down than usual.  But I do remember mom thinking she was all fancy ordering a “Side Car” when we dined out, which by the way was not all that often.

Okay okay I am a teetotaler too, but the blood orange in this cocktail was what drew me in.

Here is my recipe for a delicious and classic twist on the sidecar cocktail forThis week the Sunday Supper Movement is sharing all kinds of retro dishes with all of you. How fun is that?  Thanks to our host Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.

Next time you want to host a party with a theme make it a retro party and serve this Side Car cocktail.  You can tell them the history of the drink and the mystery around it.  Some say it was invented in Paris.  Others claim New York. And still many state than an American officer in the Army created it and named it after the motorcycle side car he rode in.

Here is my recipe for a delicious and classic twist on the sidecar cocktail forEither way, it comes with legend and intrigue and I know your guests will love the story.

Blood Orange Side Car Retro Cocktail #SundaySupper
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 2
  • 3 ounces Brandy
  • 2 ounces Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 1/.2 ounce Triple Sec
  • ice
  1. Rub a orange slice along the outside rim of the glass, then twirl the rim through a plate of sugar to frost the glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake all the ingredients, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a Orange peel, and enjoy.

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Blood Orange Sidecar Retro Cocktail #SundaySupper — 39 Comments

  1. I’ve been making all kinds of blood orange drinks lately but this is one I haven’t tried..I’ll have to fix that!

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  10. I have never had a sidecar, but I do love brandy (guess I’m not a teetotaler! lol) I love the twist you gave the drink with the retro beverage and newer citrus fruit (well, more popular now days citrus fruit!)

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  22. You had me at Blood Orange! As a bartender, I am in love with this spin on the classic Sidecar. Gorgeous photos and I love those glasses.

  23. Love blood oranges! I’ve never had a side car, actually I don’t think I’ve ever had brandy (other than in cooking). This cocktail is beautiful, so I might have to change that.

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  26. Blood orange would draw me in too. It’s such a nice change from the usual lemon.