At Amoretti, it’s our philosophy that every day is a chance to reinvent the wheel. Today, we decided to reinvent the wheel and the sidecar. The Sidecar is one old cocktail. In fact, it’s nearing its 100th birthday (though no one really knows precisely when the Sidecar was first created).
While many early versions of this drink recipe called for a 2:1 brandy/cognac to triple sec ratio, many current versions of the Sidecar use a 4:1 ratio. For our Kiwi Sidecar drink recipe, we’ve opted to use the old ratio, which produces a sweeter and smoother drink. By adding Amoretti Premium Kiwi Syrup, one of our most unique tropical syrups, we’ve turned the Sidecar into a smooth summer sipper. Check out the drink recipe below…
Amoretti Kiwi Sidecar Drink
- 2 oz brandy
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium Kiwi Syrup
- ½ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Kiwi: A Unique Tropical Syrup
If you’ve never tried Amoretti Premium Kiwi Syrup before, then this drink recipe is a great first introduction. Our Kiwi Syrup – like all Amoretti premium syrups – is made with natural flavors and bottled right here in the United States. However, this unique tropical syrup goes above and beyond by invoking the ripe fresh fruit flavors of real kiwi. Trust us, you’ve never had a premium syrup quite like this one! Definitely pick up a bottle today; whether you choose to create your own Sidecar or make a completely different kind of drink, you’ll enjoy its incredible flavor.
What’s Your Favorite Kind of Sidecar?
We want to know! Share your favorite spin on this classic drink recipe with us on the Amoretti Facebook page. Wondering what it takes to make a Sidecar? Here are the basics:
- Brandy or Cognac
- Triple Sec (or some other orange-flavored liqueur such as Grand Orange or Blue Curaçao)
- Citrus (typically lemon, but lime and other citrus juices are acceptable)
For more Sidecar inspiration, try another version of the classic, the Off Road Sidecar, which uses our sweet and tangy Tangerine Martini Cocktail Mix. The way you design your Sidecar is totally up to you. Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment. After all, it’s through experimentation and innovation that some of the world’s greatest cocktails were created. What will you create?