Original Recipe No. 108 —

Justice For All

Justice For All is a cocktail I was commissioned to create and serve for a Baltimore/DC advertising firm’s client party. This recipe is a twist on the classic Sidecar. I ramped up the flavor profile and added my own personal touch with a homemade honey syrup that features notes of chamomile, clove and black peppercorn. To balance the additional sweetness I also included a bittering-agent in Montenegro Amaro.

Side Note: Washington D.C.‘s motto is “Justice For All”, so it seemed like a perfect name for this cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz Brandy or Cognac
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Combier L’Orange
  • 1/2 oz Montenegro Amaro
  • 1/2 oz honey syrup with chamomile, clove & black peppercorn
  • Dash of Post Prohibition Pick Me Up Bitters
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters on top for garnish
  • Garnish with an orange and lemon twist
  • Garnish with a chamomile flower (optional)

Add all ingredients into a shaker tin except the Angostura Bitters,  and the orange and lemon twist garnishes. Shake with ice and strain into an ice filled collins glass. Add a couple dashes of Angostura Bitters on top. Also garnish with an orange and lemon twist.

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