First, a note about The Rules. Rule #1 in the Society Charter is the most poignant and the most important:
(1) There are no losers, for we will all be drinking.This rule was in full force at the Sidecar Soirée, as the pictures show! Everyone came out to make their best Sidecar, but the buzzy fun and joie de vivre of the event made everyone a winner.
The Sidecar Soirée yielded six amazing interpretations of the cocktail ranging from a purist Sidecar revival to extravagant modern interpretations. In all each of the six drinks were amazing and I expect to drink alot of Sidecars in the future.
Society #2 came with an awful lot of flair which, in Society terms, we refer to as Shizzle. Although drink scoring is heavily weighted towards Taste (6 of 10 points) and Presentation (3 of 10), gaining that point for Shizzle is not only important to the overall score, it's also the most fun point to win. Our newest members, Colleen, Ryan, Meredith, and Scott, not only made excellent Sidecars, their Shizzle set a high bar as you shall see as we post each drink over the coming weeks.
So, without further ado, here are the drinks from Society #2: Sidecar Soirée as ranked by the judges:
Drink: Ginger Sidecar
Mixologist: Bryan (with Sous Chef Louise)
Drink: The Henry Jones
Drink: Sidecar Nouveau
Mixologist: Meredith and Scott
Mixologist: Colleen and Ryan
Mixologist: Ellis and Zoe
Drink: Classic Sidecar
Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is what it looks like at the end of the night...... Good times!