We love brunch, we love Jazz, and we love Duke Ellington. So we’re hosting a Jazz brunch in honor of Duke’s birthday on April 29th, with a cocktail straight from the jazz age: The Sidecar.
FULL RECIPE + OUR JAZZ BRUNCH PLAYLIST BELOW
What You’ll Need:
¾ ounces Cointreau
¾ ounces lemon juice
1 ½ ounces cognac
How to Mix it:
1st, rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon wedge. Then, press it into a plate of sugar.
Next, pour the Cognac*, Cointreau and lemon juice into a shaker filled with cracked ice.
Strain into your cocktail glass.
*Cognac is a variety of Brandy produced in the region surrounding the town of Cognac in France. In addition to being produced in that specific region, it must be made according to certain standards in order to be called Cognac.
The Social Drinker’s Jazz Brunch Playlist:
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing) — Duke Ellington & Rosemary Clooney
Moanin’ — Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
They Can’t Take That Away From Me — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
So What — Miles Davis
A Night in Tunisia: Hot Mallets — Dizzy Gillespie
In the Mood — Glenn Miller
Take the “A” Train — Duke Ellington
The Way You Look Tonight — Billie Holiday
Giant Steps — John Coltrane
Love Me or Leave Me — Nina Simone
Djangology — Django Reinhardt
Lets Get Lost — Chet Baker Quartet
Between the Bars — Madeleine Peyroux
Mood Indigo — Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
The Social Drinker is
Written & Hosted by — Jo Bozarth
Directed & Taste Tested by — Avi Glijansky
Cinematography & Additional Tasting by — Justin Janowitz
This cocktail accompanied by “Rainier Valley Rhythm”
by Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators / Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band
Licensed by Audiosocket.
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