Change of Plans

You may have noticed from my masthead that I've changed my drinking plans for this year.  Instead of concentrating on whiskey and gin drinks, I'm going to go back to trying a different cocktail every day, 365 total.  Instead of using a daily calendar, like I did in 2008, I'm going to depend on Internet Cocktail Database, and I'll make up for January and the first week of this month by indulging in 3-drink weekends.  Woo hoo!

So all good things start with gin, and I started last night with a gin sidecar (sidecars are usually made with brandy, you'll remember):  1 oz gin, 3/4 oz curacao, 3/4 oz lemon juice.  For the gin, I used Bombay dry gin.

Not a bad little drink, though I think I'll stick with brandy-based sidecars:  the drink tasted a bit like a citrus soda/pop, along the lines of Squirt.  It didn't hit the spot in the middle of winter, but I bet it would on a sticky summer day.