Sidecar Cocktail Recipes

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The Sidecar is a old fashioned cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Dry Curaçao, or some other triple sec), plus lemon juice. In its ingredients, the drink is perhaps most closely related to the older Brandy Crusta, which differs both in presentation and in proportions of its components.

The exact origin of the sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris. The drink was directly named for the motorcycle attachment, which was very commonly used back then. The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims origin of the drink and the first cocktail recipes for the Sidecar appear in 1922.
Cocktail Recipes Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: Orange twist
  • Garnish: Sugar rim
How to make Sidecar Cocktail:
  1. Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.