Written and compiled by Lashawnda K. Becoats
The Basil Sidecar will elevate your cocktail sophistication this winter. Featuring the ever-popular Remy Martin VSOP, the sidecar originated in either Paris or London, and both cities take credit for it. Often seen as a gentleman’s drink, the sidecar has a touch of agave syrup, making it sweet enough for the ladies.The Basil Sidecar is the perfect libation for the urban glitterati. À votre santé! (Cheers!)
Basil Sidecar Recipe
1.5 oz. Remy Martin VSOP, 1 oz. Cointreau
1.5 oz. lemonade, 1/4 oz. agave syrup, 3 basil leaves
Combine all liquids and two basil leaves in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf.
If you want to try this classic, head to Apostrophe Lounge. 1440 S.Tryon St. 704.371.7079