Boston Sidecar
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Boston Sidecar
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.79 / 5
A cross between a Daiquiri and the classic Sidecar, and a very close relative of Between The Sheets. A cross between a Daiquiri and the classic Sidecar, and a very close relative of Between The Sheets.
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Brandy
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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32.86% | 2.76 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Boston Sidecar

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lemon zest twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another citrus juice for lime juice in a Boston Sidecar?

Yes, you can substitute another citrus juice for lime juice in a Boston Sidecar. Lemon juice is a common substitution, offering a slightly different tartness. However, lime juice is preferred for its unique flavor profile that balances well with the cocktail's other ingredients.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Boston Sidecar?

A lime wheel or a lime twist makes an excellent garnish for a Boston Sidecar. These garnishes complement the lime juice in the cocktail and add a touch of elegance to the presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Boston Sidecar?

The Boston Sidecar is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Before pouring the cocktail into the glass, it's ideal to chill the glass in the freezer for a few minutes. This keeps the drink colder for longer, enhancing the sipping experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Boston Sidecar compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32.86%, the Boston Sidecar is moderately strong compared to other classic cocktails. It is less potent than a classic Martini, which typically has an alcohol content around 40%, but stronger than a Mojito, which usually sits around 20% alcohol content.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should a Boston Sidecar always be shaken and not stirred?

Yes, a Boston Sidecar benefits from being shaken and not stirred. Shaking the cocktail ensures that the ingredients are well mixed and chilled, providing a smoother and more refreshing drink. Stirring might not integrate the components as thoroughly or achieve the same degree of chill.

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