About the Sidecar Cocktail
This is one ride you’ll gladly give up the wheel for. The classic Sidecar is one of the few great things to come out of the unfortunate era of Prohibition. It’s part of the famous group of cocktails known as sours, but it’s sweet enough that you’ll have no trouble guzzling down a handful of them in no time at all.
Ingredients in the Sidecar Cocktail
- 1.5 oz VS or VSOP Cognac
- .75 oz Cointreau
- .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Orange peel
How to make the Sidecar Cocktail
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. (Do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass.) Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a piece of orange peel.