Balcony Booze #2 | Sidecarriage

For a couple months a year, there’s enough daylight for me to photograph and subsequently drink cocktails at a sensible hour after work, so expect a lot of balcony booze recipes over the next few weeks. First up – a twist on a classic Sidecar created by Simon Difford.

Diffords Guide is an awesome online resource, but I’m more familiar with the encyclopaedic print version, now in it’s 11th edition (buy it online here). This is where I discovered the Sidecarriage, a tart, calvados based Sidecar with an elderflower edge. It’s super easy to put together, if you have the right ingredients, and it’s proved to be a real winner with my friends and flatmates.

You’ll need:

1 1/2 shots of Calvados

1 1/2 shots of St-Germain Elderflower liqueur

1 shot of lemon juice

Simply shake all ingredients with ice, and fine strain into a chilled glass. I tend to put my glassware in the freezer for a few minutes whilst preparing the cocktail – just make sure you don’t leave it in there! I would also highly recommend getting hold of a “Mexican elbow” – that’s the funky yellow lemon squeezer that you can see in the featured image above. Pick one up online here.

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