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Sidecar Cocktail


The Sidecar is a dry and complex little tipple, it maintains the perfect balance of strong, sweet and sour. Created in the 1920s at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, it was supposedly named after a loyal customer who had the rather quirky and distinctive habit of arriving at the bar sitting in the sidecar of a chauffeur driven motorcycle.

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  • lemon wedge
  • super fine sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounce dry Cognac (or brandy)
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • lemon twist as garnish


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins


Step 1

Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lemon wedge.. Discard the wedge. Rim the lip of the glass with sugar. Add the Cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into the sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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