Sidecar à la Grecque Cocktail

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Sidecar à la Grecque
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Mix up the traditional sidecar recipe with the Sidecar à la Grecque from Sadie’s bar in Nashville. The cocktail was inspired by Mediterranean flavors and colors of the seaside sun.

Sadie’s adds cinnamon sugar to the rim (like most traditional Sidecars) to highlight the spice in the brandy and the st. george liqueur. This results in a beverage that’s both balanced and complex, easy to drink, and very food friendly.

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • For the drink
  • 2 ounces Metaxa 7 Star Greek Brandy
  • ½ ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce St. George spiced liqueur
  • 1½ ounce lemon sour mix
  • Garnish: Fresh or dehyrdated orange wheel
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
  • Equal parts cinnamon and sugar

Make the cinnamon sugar mixture

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar together into a small bowl and then move to a plate or shallow dish. Set aside.

Make the drink

  1. Rim a coupe or martini glass in the cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
  2. Build all ingredients in a shaker tin filled with ice and shake. Strain into glass.
  • Recipe from Sadie's, Nashville, Tennessee

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