Celebrate The Day With A Sparkling Kentucky Sidecar Cocktail



In honor of National Kentucky Day, our Wave Soda Blog is featuring a Sparkling Kentucky Sidecar Cocktail recipe today! 

Scroll down to get the details. 

A Wave Soda Twist On A Classic Cocktail

Kentucky Sidecar Cocktails are pretty common, but today we are going to enhance this happy drink with some tangerine soda and get this party popping! 

To make this sparkling juice cocktail, you will need the following:

  • 2 ounces Tangerine Soda
  • 1/2 ounce fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 - 1 1/2 ounces Bourbon 
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup 
  • dash of orange bitters
  • optional- sugar for rimming glass


If your aim is presentation, I would go for the sugar rim, but if you're going for more of the unsweetened soda vibes, leave it off!

Happy Drink, Here We Come

Besides the taste, I think one of my favorite things about this Kentucky Sidecar Cocktail is how easy it is to make!

Just follow the few steps below:

  1. If you chose the sugar rimmed option, do that first!
  2. Put all ingredients, excluding the tangerine soda, into a cocktail shaker and shake for 15-20 seconds
  3. Strain into your sugar-rimmed cocktail glass and top with tangerine soda
  4. Enjoy! 

Our unsweetened, sparkling juice brings an extra fizz and flavor to this Kentucky Sidecar Cocktail. 

Thanks for stopping by for another New Wave Soda blog recipe and always remember to drink responsibly!