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Butternut-Squashed Sidecar

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1 1/2 ounces cognac, such as Hennessey VSOP

1 1/2 ounces butternut squash puree 

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1/4 ounce Cointreau 

1/4 ounce fresh lime juice 

Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar


  1. Add the cognac, butternut puree, Simple Syrup, Cointreau and lime juice to a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Double-strain into a glass over fresh ice.
  2. Garnish with nutmeg and serve in a martini glass.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.