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Sidecar is a classic cocktail that dates back to the mid-1900s. It is a mix of cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice served in a sugar-rimmed glass. The origins of the sidecar cocktail remain somewhat disputed, but there are a few tales about who created it and where it was initially made. It is believed that the early recipe was found in a book named “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” (1948), by David A. Embury.
We think that its sweet and tart flavor makes it a great accompaniment to any meal or gathering. The sidecar cocktail can be enjoyed on its own or as part of an elaborate cocktail menu. The drink can also be used as the base for many other cocktails, such as the Margarita sidecar and many others.
45 ml cognac
22 ml Cointreau
22 ml fresh lemon juice
Garnish: sugar rim and orange twist
Rim a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add cognac, Cointreau, and fresh lemon juice.
Shake for about 12 seconds until chilled.
Strain the mix into the rimmed coupe glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.