Empress 1908 Gin at Rainbow Bridge

RBJ Hosts EMPRESS 1908 GIN for "Spirits, Brews & Bites" Saturday October 21, 2023

How To Make A Sidecar Cocktail With Gin

This bright and refreshing gin sidecar cocktail is super easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • GIN: For this gin sidecar cocktail, I’ve used Empress Gin. (Full Disclosure: Empress 1908 Gin sent me two free bottles of their gin. And yes, I love them for that!) You can order on the Drizly app or buy at your local liquor store. Or you can use any gin you love. Some of my favorites include Hedrick’s, Rock Rose (from Scotland), as well as Gray Whale, a local California brand.
  • COINTREAU: Cointreau is a clear, orange-flavored liquor used in many popular cocktails, including Margaritas and Cosmos.
  • FRESH LEMON JUICE: Tangy lemon juice helps balance the cocktail.
  • SIMPLE SYRUP: A little bit of simple syrup add a touch of sweetness. And it is super easy to make. I’ve added the directions below. But you can also leave it out if you’d prefer.
  • GARNISH OPTIONS: Garnish your cocktail with a lemon twist. You can also rim the glass in sugar if you want.