Gin Sidecar – Super Sized!

I had some booze sitting around from when I tried out the Cocktail 1934 and looked up in my Playboy Bar Book what I could make with what I had. What I had was gin, orange curacao, and a shitload of lemons. What that equals is a Gin Sidecar. I multiplied the recipe based on having a two-cup thermos and a little more than 2/3 of a cup of gin.

What that equaled was two cups of a Bad Mistake. But you don’t have to take my word for it.


Gin Sidecar Cocktail

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  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 3/4 ounce gin (or 2/3 cup)
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec (or 2/3 cup orange curacao)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (or 2/3 cup)


  1. Shake it all with ice
  2. Pour into a chilled highball glass and serve.
  3. Or… pour into a pre-chilled thermos. Take it on the bus with you when you head to the laundromat. Good times are practically guaranteed. Have fun!

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  1. Allan Mott on March 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Wow, that's a whole lot of drunk you got right there. Plus, any recipe that requires vigorous cardio cocktail-shaking is much appreciated.

    • Hilah Cooking on March 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      It's a total workout, shaking them dranks.

  2. Bob on May 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I tried your sidecar instead of my usual evening martini.
    It was pretty good. I did have a little trouble adjusting the triple sec, I think I got it a little too sweet.
    Love and very good show,

    • Hilah Cooking on May 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm

      Yeah, I am not a fan of sweet drinks myself. But sometimes you gotta try something new to remember that you already found your favorite.

  3. Jenny on May 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Where’d you get the juicer? It’s so pretty!
    Sorry, girly moment there.

    • Hilah Cooking on May 19, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      I think my dear old granny gave me that. She probs got it at Tuesday Morning. Or Big Lots. That’s pretty much the only places she shops.

      • Jenny on May 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

        Update: I found a vintage-y looking lemon juicer and def bought it. Thanks for making my life expensive, Hilah.

        • Hilah Cooking on May 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm

          You can count on me!

  4. Jeff on June 7, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    What happened to the video?

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