Glitter up to the bar for the Sidecar.
The Sidecar was directly named for the motorcycle attachment – but that is the only thing the English and French have agreed upon when it comes to this cocktail. According to bartender lore, the Sidecar was first introduced in London at the Buck’s Club. It is dark and rich in color but light and tart in taste, so an ombre nail in rich hues of fading color is a perfect mate for this classic. Accelerate the fun on New Year’s with this ombre pairing!
The English Sidecar recipe, courtesy of the Savoy Hotel in London:
- ½ ounce of lemon juice
- ½ ounce of Cointreau
- 1 ounce of brandy
- Shake it like a boss, then strain into a cocktail glass
- Looking for a twist? Rim the lip of the glass with sugar
New Year’s nail look:
- Apply two coats of Union Jack Black
- Using a dry brush, paint a coat of Brown Sugar on the upper 2/3 of the nail
- Blend line between Brown Sugar and Union Jack Black to create a fading effect
- Using a dry brush, apply a second coat of Brown Sugar to top 1/3 (tip) of nail
- Blend the line between the two coats of Brown Sugar to create a second fading effect
- Topcoat with Hardwear, then celebrate in style!