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Ginger Sidecar Cocktail

A Gingered Spin on a Classic Cocktail

While you want Thanksgiving tipples to be memorable and festive, make sure to keep them accessible enough for the whole family (including your less-than-experimental sister-in-law). One way I like to approach this is by placing a contemporary twist on an otherwise standby cocktail.

Much like a pear essence cosmopolitan mellows out the cosmo, here, ginger and maple syrup add a Winter twist to the classic World War I-era sidecar. It won't rouse any raised eyebrows, but do prepare yourself for a table full of compliments. For a timeless cocktail with a hint of sugar and spice, read more.

Photos: Nicole Perry


Ginger Sidecar

Ginger Sidecar

Ginger Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Sugar
  2. 1 orange slice
  3. 2 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
  4. 2 one-inch strips of orange peel
  5. 2 ounces brandy
  6. 1 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  7. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  8. 2 teaspoons maple syrup, preferably grade B

Directions

  1. Place sugar on a plate. Run orange slice around the rim of a glass; rotate rim in sugar.
  2. Muddle ginger and 1 of the strips of orange peel in a cocktail shaker. Add brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a glass, and garnish with the second strip of orange peel.
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