For this cocktail, we source most of the ingredients from the nearby Edna Valley, and then add a healthy splash of quality gin to the mix.
This recipe is for a single cocktail, but you could easily multiply the ingredients listed by the number of people you're planning to serve. Remember, the float is important, so don't add that special touch until after the other ingredients have been properly mixed and poured into the proper glassware.
- 2 oz. gin (Any London dry gin will do the trick, Plymouth was used for this recipe)
- ¾ oz fresh lemon juice (sourced locally from Middlecamp Farm in the Edna Valley)
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- ¾ oz. red wine (Sidecar uses a local red from Folkway Wine Co. called "The Revelator." It's a blend consisting of 51% merlot, 40% cabernet franc, and 9% cabernet sauvignon)
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass (we use an old fashioned champagne cocktail glass) then add the wine to the cocktail by pouring it slowly over a bar spoon. The wine should float at the top of the cocktail. Next step: Drink it up!