Empress Gin Side Car

Fall in love with this magical summer cocktail! Empress Gin effortlessly elevates any drink, but here's the recipe for our favorite: The Empress Gin Side Car! Not only is it a beautiful cocktail that will impress your guests, but it's super simple too!

What You'll Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Empress Gin
  • 3/4 ounces Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounces fresh-squeezed lemon juice (to activate the color changing magic of the gin)
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • Lemon twist garnish and sugar for the rim if you're feeling fancy

Step by Step:

  1. Add the gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled.
  3. Strain into your (sugar-rimmed) glass.
  4. Garnish if you want to and enjoy!

And yes, we know, a sidecar is usually served in a fancy *little* glass, but who are we kidding? A wine glass works just as well after a long week! 

If you give this recipe a try, let us know how you like it on Instagram @countercouture