This week’s featured cocktail:

November 5: Boston Sidecar

cocktailWhy Sidecar when you can Boston Sidecar? Official drink of Poppy, Grandmother Lawrence, and eventually, Colby. This crew has great taste.

I’ve always made a Sidecar with lime juice and therefore, wrote the books to mention lime juice in particular. A traditional Sidecar is actually made with lemon, but it’s lovely and serendipitous that I’ve been drinking (and the characters are drinking) the Boston version.

See the full recipe on The Spruce Eats

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Previously featured

October 29: Pumpkin Spice White Russian

Think pumpkin spice is basic? Well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man. Let’s kick Hallo-weekend off in style. Recipe is a Sara Thomas original.

pumpkin drink 2 oz. vodka

1 oz. Kahlua or other coffee liqueur

Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer (I’ve used Coffeemate, Starbucks and Kroger’s brand, all are good when mixed with 3 ounces of booze)

Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, optional

Add ice to an Old Fashioned glass. Pour in vodka and Kahlua and stir to combine. Top off with Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer and add a shake of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice if desired. If you care about your health (you don’t, right? this is a lot of vodka), I’d suggest thinning the creamer with milk to cut down on calories. See what happens, Larry?

October 22: Orange Satin Cosmo

I’ve heard the cosmo is coming back and is also considered a ‘retro’ drink. I ripped out this recipe from a magazine during undergrad, so let’s settle down with the ‘retro’ talk.

halloween cocktail
Image via an ancient copy of InStyle

Adapted from InStyle Magazine c. 2004 or 2005

2 oz. vodka (I used Grey Goose)

4 oz. mango juice (I used Santa Cruz Organic Orange Mango Juice)

1 oz. Triple Sec

1/2 oz. lime juice

1 tsp. simple syrup or superfine sugar

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Enjoy!

October 15: Apple Butter Old Fashioned


Recipe adapted from Simply Happy Foodie Рvisit their site for the full recipe!