Black River Sidecar and Thursday Drink Night

by Stevi on September 22, 2008

in Brandy,Events,Fun,Liqueurs,Original,Thursday Drink Night

This past Thursday Drink Night at the Mixoloseum was a resounding success.

And not just because my submission, the Black River Sidecar, was named best off-the-cuff drink of the night.

But I’m thrilled at the wonderful write-up Rick did over at Kaiser Penguin, including a great photo.

Black River Sidecar

1 1/2 oz cognac
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz pimento dram (St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram)
1 tsp. agave nectar

shake over ice, strain into cocktail glass, garnish with whole allspice berry tied in lemon twist

The St. Elizabeth’s is very potent; people who have tried with their own homemade recommend upping the dram to 1/2 oz, at which point you may be able to drop the agave nectar, which I used to balance the lemon juice. You can always just reduce the amount of juice, if you want.

Thanks to Rick for the nice post, thanks to Gabe for creating and hosting the Mixoloseum, and thanks to everybody who participated in TDN. Please join us Thursday nights to get in on the fun!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacob September 22, 2008 at 9:09 pm

That sounds delightful. Of all the bottles I had to leave behind when I moved last month, it’s the St. Elizabeth’s I miss the most. I’ll give this a try next time I get stocked up.

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Tiare September 23, 2008 at 3:55 am

I would try this right away if i just had some cognac..

When it comes to the PD i have to make my own as St:Elisabeth is not available to me.

You have come up with a real well thought out name too!

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Dood September 24, 2008 at 2:26 pm

The Black River Sidecar was just a delightful drink. I can’t wait to make it with my new cognacs!

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tormp September 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm

what’s in the name? is that a taboo question to ask about mixed drinks?

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stevi September 25, 2008 at 5:31 pm

This is a riff on the classic sidecar (brandy, lemon juice, and sugar). Black River is both the main river and capital city of St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Jamaica.

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