In the Netherlands we love to cheers to the weekend with a Friday afternoon drink! Normally with a beer, but sometimes you just fancy something different. Therefore I’ve created this Sidecar Cocktail, a twist on the New Orleans Classic. In this drink I’ve used a local craft eaux-de-vie of quinces. This distilled alcohol beverage of SaruSoda is made with roasted quinces for extra flavor. As you can maybe imagine, this is a real threat on your Friday afternoon! However, if you prefer cognac, armagnac or brandy you can definitely use that instead of the eaux-de-vie. PROOST!
Quince Eaux-de-Vie Sidecar
- 2 shots Eaux-de-vie
- 1 shot Cointreau
- ¾ shot Sifted Lemon Juice about ½ lemon
- Handful of Ice Cubes
- Add a few ice cubes to the martini or coupe glass to make sure the glass becomes cold.
- Squeeze the lemon juice above a fine sieve to remove the pulp.
Time to Shake or Stir!
- If you have a cocktail shaker; Shake some ice cubes, cointreau, lemon juice and eaux-de-vie until the shaker is ice cold. Use a strainer while pouring the cocktail in the glass. This will keep the ice cubes in the shaker.
- If you don't have a shaker/ or when you prefer stirred: Fill a tall glass (or measuring glass) with ice cubes. Add all the ingredients and stir the mixture until the glass is ice cold. Pour the cocktail in the glass, but keep de ice cubes in the tall glass.