Signature Cocktail for the Falmouth Art Center’s ARTrageous 1920s Gala

Join Us for a Drink During our ARTrageous Gala on Zoom on July 10! Try our Special Cocktail designed just for our event!

This cocktail is based on the Side Car, a cocktail that was extremely popular in the early part of the 20th century, through Prohibition and the Roaring 20s. At that time, American cocktails were based on spirits such as cognac, bourbon or rum because vodka was not commonly imported. This one is based on cognac. Simple to make, refreshing and not very sweet at all.

 

FAC #1 [no alcohol]

2 Tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 square inches of lemon zest (the yellow part of the lemon peel)

4 ounces tonic water

Ice cubes

Mix together orange and lemon juices in a nice glass. Holding the lemon zest over the juices in the glass, twist it back and forth vigorously, then drop it in. Add several ice cubes. Top with tonic water. Stir lightly and serve.

 

FAC #2 [contains alcohol]

½  teaspoon fresh lemon juice

½ ounce Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)

1 ounce very good Cognac (VSOP or XO)

3 ounces tonic water

Ice cubes

Mix together lemon juice, Cointreau and Cognac in a nice glass. Add several ice cubes. Top with tonic water. Stir lightly and serve.

 

Thanks to wine and spirits Consultant and Author Becky Sue Epstein for these recipes! Find out more about her work at  www.BeckySueEpstein.com.