I love to frequent chic bars and restaurants whenever I go out of town.
I always try something that I've never had before.
Sometimes I like it, and sometimes I don't.
This time I liked it.
This cocktail is similar to one I had in a super-fabulous Dallas bar.
(I think most bars in Dallas are pretty super-fabulous, though.)
I absolutely love rum cocktails,
maybe not as much as tequila,
but rum is a close second.
The lemon really lightens the rum and the Grand Marnier gives it a fruity little punch.
Sidecars are usually made with brandy or cognac,
but I promise if you are a rum fan, you will love this cocktail.
3 ounces dark rum
1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar plus more for the rim of the glass
lemon twist for garnish
Combine the rum, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, and sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until well combined. Rub a highball glass or martini glass with lemon juice and rim with sugar, fill with ice. Pour the contents of the shaker into the sugar rimmed glass and garnish with a lemon twist.