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Blackberry Ginger Sidecar

Scheduling and  time management are definitely not my core strengths. My phone reminds me of this repeatedly. Instead of responding to set alarms for upcoming tasks and events, my phone is usually plastered with calendar notifications with past due deadlines of which I unrepentantly swipe to the left for dismissal.


It drives Matt crazy. But he’s makes it too easy by being Mr. Precision. He is my backup reminder. Talk to him and he will say, he is the reminder. Lucky for me redemption is never more than a meal away or in this case a cocktail that we’ve been sipping on for the last few days.

It’s a twist on the classic side car. I traded in the lemon juice for muddled blackberries and Cointreau for a ginger liqueur to give it a fall profile.


This blackberry ginger sidecar is also the featured cocktail on our Thanksgiving menu. A menu that I only put together earlier this morning because I forgot Thanksgiving is this week. If it were not for Matt and him asking if the grocery list was ready, I probably would have had another panic-free day.

Now as it is, I’m going to be elbow-deep in food prep and swiping phone reminders with food-stained fingers for the next few days.

this recipe

Blackberry Ginger Sidecar

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 1/2 oz. blackberries
  • 1 1/2 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege Cognac
  • 3/4 oz. King's Ginger Liquer


Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add in remaining ingredients and stir with ice. Strain and pour into a coupe glass.