Judges tasting notes for the Ginger Sidecar include, "delicious with a twist", "excellent presentation", "ginger was an excellent POP", "very smooth", "clean and crisp", "perfect for a beachside evening", and "the ginger is nice and subtle - not overpowering but enough to be interesting".
3/4 oz Cognac (I used Hennessy VSOP)
1 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton ginger infused cognac
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz blue curacao (see comments below)
3 good shakes of Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters
Brown sugar and white sugar rim
Zest of Lime, fresh ginger, and Candied Ginger to finish
1. Fill a martini glass with ice to chill.
3. Shake vigorously over ice for at least 20 seconds.
4. Empty ice from martini glass and use fresh sliced ginger to wet the rim of the glass (instead of a lemon). Rim the glass with brown sugar and white sugar mix.
5. Add a thin slice of fresh ginger to the bottom of the glass. Pour sidecar into glass. Zest fresh lime onto mixture.
Now, here's the thing about the Ginger Sidecar....well, it uses Blue Curacao. Aside from having the required orange flavor, I was really going for Presentation and Shizzle points with the blue cocktail. If you have a blue event, it's a good way to go. But honestly, it's a better drink if you use Patron Citronge instead of curacao. Just sayin'.