While I’m not one to get tired of whiskey or scotch or gin (oh my), sometimes it’s nice to break out of the seasonal rut–which for me in winter is whiskey or scotch or a Gibson. I’m slowly stocking up my bar for the 30 Things, so when I was thinking of cocktail options I wasn’t able to make a Sidecar with brandy, but I discovered the Chelsea Sidecar.
Take 2 ounces of gin, half an ounce of Cointreau, and a teaspoon of lemon juice and shake it up. Enjoy the lemony deliciousness and the frosty cold gin. Just enjoy slowly, because this one is strong.
Besides its delicious taste, this one gets extra points because it’s an even lesser-known variation on an old-fashioned cocktail and it has “Chelsea” in the name, which makes you feel all sorts of late 60’s mod and hip. Although that could just be the gin.
Sounds yummy! I usually don’t bother with mixing cocktails — I just drink whiskey on the rocks, as a rule — but one of these days, when I’m feeling ambitious, I really must try some of these classic recipes…