Rémy Martin launches its new 1738 Accord Royal in Singapore in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the classic Sidecar cocktail.
There are many origin stories attributed to the classic Sidecar cocktail, supposedly invented in the 1920s. But one of the more endearing ones has it named for the antics of a US Army officer who did a bar hop across Paris as a passenger in a motorcycle sidecar. Whatever its etymology, the Sidecar – a direct descendant of the Brandy Crusta comprising of brandy, triple sec and lemon juice – has entered cocktail history as one of its most well-loved tipples.
And if you love a Sidecar, here’s some good news. To celebrate the rough centennial of the Sidecar here in Singapore, Rémy Martin has unveiled its latest cognac, the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, that can be used to make a great Sidecar. Even better, the leading cognac brand has also tied up with six leading cocktail bars across town for the month of January where they will feature their own twist on the Sidecar using the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal.
Participating cocktail bars presenting a Sidecar anniversary cocktail:
|Last Word||Sidecar, by Colin Chia|
|MO Bar||Ghevar, by Adrian Besa (pictured above)|
|Smoke & Mirrors||Colours Around Us, by Edu Zamora|
|Stay Gold Flamingo||Roaring 20s, by Bai Jia Wei|
|Studio 1939||Tokyo Drift, by Gavin Teravasan (main picture)|
|Tippling Club||Cracked Cardinal, by Arathorn|
Prefer to make and enjoy the Sidecar in the comforts of your own home? You absolutely can. Rémy Martin’s recommendation is three parts Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, two parts Cointreau, and one part lemon juice. Simple enough. You can get the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is available for purchase on LazMall and Amazon.
Pro tip: Get your bottle from LazMall, which will also bundle a complimentary bottled Sidecar twist from Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, Metro Roadster, with your bottle purchase. Amazon shoppers will receive an Old Fashioned glass. Both promotions will be available in Singapore now through 31st January 2022.
The Sidecar 100th anniversary celebration cocktails featuring the Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal at the six participating cocktail bars are available from now till end January 2022.
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