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Join the VOMB Squad for Voices’ free annual popup party — with a twist!

This year, our performers are reaching out from isolation to share spoken words, poetry, inspiration and a little history — plus a cocktail and mocktail you can make along with us!

So gather the few ingredients now and on Dec. 10 at 7 pm, you can make your drink along with Voices’ Julie Reynolds Martinez. Then relax and enjoy the show.

The Classic Sidecar — Pandemic Version

“Once an extremely popular drink, it is thought to have originated in Paris during World War I. The Sidecar makes an interesting after-dinner drink as well as a before-dinner cocktail.”

— The New International Bartender’s Guide

In other words, any time is the right time for a Sidecar!

2 oz. brandy

½ oz. lemon juice

1 teaspoon orange marmalade OR 1 oz orange liqueur OR ¼ teaspoon orange extract

Sweetener of choice, to taste

Rub the glass rim with a lemon slice, then dip it in sugar or sweetener of choice. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain and pour into glass.

Sidecar Mocktail

1 oz. cold Earl Grey or Constant Comment or other black tea, prepared

1 oz. lemon juice

1 teaspoon orange marmalade (or above alternatives)

1 dash bitters (optional)

Follow instructions above.

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