Racecar

Racecar

In Season 3, Episode 7, TOW the Race Car Bed, Monica’s mattress purchase turns into a karmic joke. She orders a pillow-top queen mattress, but instead, a children’s race-car bed is delivered. So we decided to put a spin on the classic sidecar cocktail!

We present, for your sipping pleasure: the Racecar. Vroom, vroom! Hey hey, good lookin’!

A sidecar is traditionally made of Cognac (a type of brandy), lemon juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup. But given the apple-red race-car bed that Monica gets, we decided to use apple brandy instead of Cognac. Elizabeth also ran out of simple syrup, so she substituted honey as a sweetener, given that Rachel tries to sweeten things with Ross by calling him “honey” throughout the episode.

The Racecar — our version of the sidecar cocktail! / Handbag Marinara: A FRIENDS Podcast / @handbagmarinara

The Racecar — our version of the sidecar cocktail! / Handbag Marinara: A FRIENDS Podcast / @handbagmarinara

Racecar

  • 1 ounce apple brandy

  • 1 ounce orange liqueur

  • Juice of 1/2 a large lemon (approx. 1/2 ounce)

  • 1/2 tsp raw honey

  • Splash of key lime juice

Shake all of the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cordial glass or other sipper.

Note: You can use regular honey or lime juice if that’s what you have on hand.

S03 E07 - TOW the Race Car Bed

S03 E07 - TOW the Race Car Bed

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