Close-up of Bourbon Sidecars with Dried Cherries, as seen on Be My Guest, season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Bourbon Sidecars

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  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. To sugar the glass rims, pour the juice of 1 lemon into a shallow bowl and put the sugar on a small plate. Dip the rim of 4 highball glasses first in the lemon juice and then in the sugar. Set them aside to dry.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the dried cherries with 4 ounces of the bourbon and microwave on high for 60 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Combine the 6 ounces of lemon juice with the remaining 8 ounces of bourbon, the Grand Marnier, and 1 tablespoon of the marinated cherry liquid.
  4. Fill a cocktail shaker three-quarters full with ice and pour in the cocktail mixture. Shake the mixer for a full 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think!) and strain into the prepared glasses either straight up or over ice. Thread 3 or 4 marinated cherries on each of 4 small skewers and serve each drink ice cold with a skewer of cherries.