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Cocktail of the Week: Moroccan Sidecar

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

The Moroccan Sidecar cocktail takes its name from one of the few regions where saffron is grown and is a surprisingly delicious twist on a traditional sidecar.


  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1.5 oz. cognac
  • 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. saffron syrup


  1. Prepare your glass by rimming it in sugar.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Double strain into your favorite cocktail glass.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.