For everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food AND stay fit and healthy.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
My new best friend (among cocktails)
I'm making this one at home a lot these days: the SIDECAR. Traditional recipes use brandy and cointreau, but I take it up a notch and substitute cognac and Grand Marnier. Either way, it's a delectable treat while cooking dinner, or just sitting on my front porch listening to the birdies sing.
SIDECAR (makes one cocktail; can be doubled):
Fill a quarter-cup measure about two-thirds full with the brandy or cognac. Fill it up with cointreau or Grand Marnier.
Pour this into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the juice of 1/.2 large lemon and ounces of simple syrup.
Shake well and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a slice of fresh orange.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.