Blackberry-Cherry Sidecar

April  7, 2015
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Author Notes

A classic cocktail with a berry twist! Fresh blackberries are muddled with lemon and tart cherry juice. Shaken with a mix of XO grade brandy & Cointreau, this is a fun, but sophisticated, crimson cocktail! —Jessie @Straight to the Hips, Baby

What You'll Need
  • 2 ounces XO grade brandy or cognac
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce Unsweetened bottled cherry juice
  • 1 ounce Fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces Simple syrup
  • 6 Blackberries
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice and blackberries.
  2. Muddle thoroughly with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon in a pinch.
  3. Add a handful of ice and combine the simple syrup, Cointreau, brandy (or cognac), and cherry juice to the shaker.
  4. Close the shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
  5. Take your chosen glass and fill with a few ice cubes.
  6. Set a small sieve over the class and strain the cocktail.
  7. Garnish with a few fresh blackberries and enjoy!

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2 Reviews

Camilla M. April 29, 2015
Hi! My name is Camilla Maybee and I'm a lifestyle and features writer for Bustle.com. I was wondering if it would be alright if I used your recipe for an upcoming feature called Derby Drinks for People Who Hate Mint Juleps?

Thank you so much!

Jessie @. April 29, 2015
Hi Camilla,

Thanks for commenting! I'm happy that you like the recipe and you can definitely use it as long as a link is provided directing readers back to the original article on my blog (straighttothehipsbaby.blogspot.com). If you need any additional images, please don't hesitate to contact me via email through my site.