Blue Swift the first-ever Martell VSOP matured in French Oak casks and finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks. Enjoy on its own, over ice, lengthened with a mixer or as a cocktail. Characterized by delicate notes of candied fruit and plum, now complemented by the subtle sweetness of vanilla and toasted oak from bourbon casks. On the nose, I first noticed gourmet aromas such as banana and caramelized pears. Then a subtle sweetness appears, and notes of vanilla & coconut mixed with spicy and menthol are revealed. In the mouth, it is soft, round and gourmand. I taste deep and fresh notes of ginger and white candied fruits such as plums. I then felt the ample, smooth and long toasted oak finish from Kentucky Bourbon casks. Today's post is on the classic take on the 'Sidecar' cocktail with a recipe in partnership with Martell Blue Swift. Continue on to check out the easy-peasy recipe!
Martell Blue Swift Sidecar Cocktail
1 1⁄2 oz Martell Blue Swift
3⁄4 oz Cointreau
3⁄4 oz Fresh lemon juice
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside.
(Do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass.) Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a slice of lemon.
And look at this truly original bouquet of lovely roses, daisy poms, stock, alstroemeria and monte casino in shades of pink and purple. I received these flowers from Flowers Delivery NYC and they are so beautiful! They totally made my day! And this Martell Blue Shift's VSOP finished in Bourbon Barrels is the perfect start to a great weekend! I have a classic recipe for the traditional sidecar cocktail above, so don't forget to take a peek and download! What are your plans for this weekend? Whatever it may be, hope it's a great one! Cheers :)