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Welcome! A New Website and a Celebratory Drink – the Sidecar

by TastefullyJulie on March 12, 2012


Another forgotten classic... the Sidecar

The new website is here! The new website is here!

After weeks of agonizing over domain names, logos, background images, fonts, and whatever else I could find to agonize over, I’ve finally made my decisions. If you’re reading this it means you’ve found the new home for my blog. Good job!

Seriously, I am a Libra so this was no easy feat. I scoured over 112 logos that looked almost exactly the same before I picked the one I did. It all became a dart throw in the end, really. I do hope you like it because I think it’s pretty darn good. Of course, I had help, but I did a lot of work all by myself.

Of course, it’s time for a drink to celebrate my accomplishments. I don’t know why, but I’m having a major love affair with the classic cocktails lately. By classic, I’m referring to prohibition era drinks. So glad I wasn’t alive then. I’ve heard they are making a comeback because people drink them on Mad Men. I can’t vouch for that, never having seen the show, but I can vouch for the fact that they’re damn good.


  • 1 1/2 ounce brandy or cognac (I used St. Remy brandy which I had on hand for a cookie recipe. Not bad at all)
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec (or cointreau if you like throwing money around)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice

You know the drill. Pour it all into a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake.

Side Car

I’ll admit that when I first read the ingredients for the sidecar my stomach did an unsettling flip. “Brandy is wine, right? With lemon juice?” Well, I decided to try it anyway and made a wonderful discovery. This baby is smooth as silk.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julia {The Roasted Root} March 13, 2012 at 12:54 am

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging ;) The sidecar looks pretty tasty..tasty with a much-needed kick. I could certainly use one or a few after a long day :) I like your blog and look forward to seeing more of your recipes!


2 Amanda March 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow, blogs are hard on my wallet. I don’t have cointreau or brandy right now but obviously I need to make one of these.


3 Julie March 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I use a very inexpensive triple sec and the brandy is about $10. For such a classy looking cocktail it’s pretty cheap! ;)


4 Starr March 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The layout looks great — congratulations! The drink doesn’t look too shabby either. ;-)


5 Elana @ The Inventive Vegetarian March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am

So I just discovered your blog and I’m kind of already in love! This drink looks great! Perfect for a celebration :-) Can’t wait to see what else you post!


6 Julie March 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

{Blush} That just made me so happy, I’m smiling from ear to ear. Thank you!


7 Lékué March 21, 2012 at 10:35 am

Hi there! Just a quick note to let you know we are running a cocktail contest on our Facebook page. Feel free to enter with one of your delicious and original recipes! The best one gets a prize! Entries open until March 25th 2012.


8 Carole June 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Hey, this is just great. I have been hosting a series called Food on Friday which features a different food or ingredient each time. This week, for fun, we are doing cocktails and mocktails. If you would like to link this in – this is the link Food on Friday
Carole recently posted..Food on Friday- Cocktails/MocktailsMy Profile


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