The Sidecar is a classic sour cocktail with a long history and well worth the hype. A complex cocktail that is all parts tart, dry, smooth, and warm. It is easy to make and features Cognac, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and some sugar for the rim of your glass. It is sure to become one of your favorites!
A sugared rim is optional when making a Sidecar, but since the cocktail is on the dryer side, the sweetness with each sip is a nice treat.
Making a delightful Sidecar cocktail at home is quite simple and easy. You will need 2 1/2 ounces Cognac, one ounce triple sec (Grand Mariner or Cointreau), and one ounce lemon juice (fresh is best!) Coating the rim of your glass is optional, but highly encouraged due to the dryer notes of the cocktail. The sweet touch with each sip will really treat your tastebuds.
How to Make a Sidecar
- Rim your coupe glass with sugar and set aside
- Add Cognac, triple sec, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake well and strain into prepared glass
- Garnish wtih an orange slice and enjoy!
How to Serve
Serve your Sidecar cocktail in a coupe glass. To prep the glass, take an orange slice and run it around the rim of the glass. Dip the rim into a small plate of sugar to full coat the rim. Add the prepared drink to the glass and garnish with a fresh orange slice. Cheers!
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- Add the Cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice and ice to a shaker.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a glass.
- Garnish and enjoy.
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