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TGIF: how to make a citrusy Sidecar

Here at Good Living, we like to mark the end of the working week with a TGIF recipe… A little note of indulgence with which to treat yourself over the weekend, hopefully catching your breath as you cook, bake or mix something that’s a tiny celebration.

In this video, Cara Devine, host of the Behind the Bar YouTube channel, takes us through the speediest route to a refreshing, citrusy sidecar cocktail.

The invention of the drink is sometimes credited to an American army captain, serving in Paris during World War I, and named after his motorcycle’s sidecar. Other lore has it that the drink was born from the bartending practice of pouring any excess cocktail from the shaker into a little shot glass, kept to the side.

Like the daiquiri, the sidecar evolved from the original sour formula, but sidecars are often drier than sours, combining liqueurs like Curaçao with citrus. The challenge for mixologists, therefore, is to balance the variable sweetness of the drink’s component liqueurs.

With another sultry weekend looming, it’s a challenge we suspect might be rather fun to take on – while drinking responsibly, of course.

For ingredients and written instructions, click here. View the original video here.

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