Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Bourbon Sidecar

I am uber happy to be joining up with one of my favorite bloggers to co host in the weekly edition of Thirsty Thursday. Kristin from Hopelessly Ever After let me partake in Co-Hosting the weekly shenanigans with her this week. below is the rules, so join in the party. and she is always looking for co hosts, so if you'd like to join in on the fun, contact her! I am bringing you guys a spin on one of my favorite cocktails today, but first...

 photo Rulesheader_zps312869c4.jpg

1. Follow Hopelessly Ever After and The Whimsy One via GFC or Bloglovin'.
2. Grab a button from below or Kristin's sidebar and put it in your post.
3. Write about your favorite alcoholic beverage.
4. Come back here and link up!!!
5. Get some new recipes or drink ideas for the weekend and make a new friend!!
6. Send a tweet with #ThirstyThursday and include @leggs532 and @Thewhimsy1 so we can see it!!

Anyone interested in co-hosting (it’s free) email Kristin at:

 photo linkupheader_zps0ffa7656.jpg

Hopelessly Ever After
<div align="center"><a href="" title="Hopelessly Ever After"><img src="" alt="Hopelessly Ever After" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

This drink is a classic and one that conjures up images of ordering your drink in a tea cup at a Speakeasy. A cocktail from the prohibition era and born in a Parisian cafe. And while the original uses cognac or brandy...I am nothing if not Southern, so why not use bourbon instead. I knew you'd agree. That's why we all get along so well. You guys are smart.

We were in New Hampshire a few weeks ago and I asked the bartender to make me this version and he so readily obliged. I had never had one but had read somewhere that people were requesting these. he had never made one either, but after he took a sip, he nodded his head in agreement that he approved. Turning people into stop at a time;)


  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon

  • Shake well with ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass that has had its outside rim rubbed with lemon juice and dipped in sugar.

    This is such an easy and refreshing cocktail and one that is hard to go wrong with! I implore you to drink this tasty beverage. Stat.


    1. This looks so yummy! I think it is great use of Bourbon, especially for those wanting to try bourbon!

    2. Delicious! Why didn't I know you had this blog? I'm sorry, I'm following now, forgive me!!