Preptime: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

The sidecar, now there's a cocktail with panache. Straight from the roaring '20s, a time of jazz, flappers, and a wee bit of wild abandon. The sidecar mixes cognac, lemon juice, and a splash of Cointreau into a golden balance of strong, sour and sweet. The robust and velvety cognac serves as the backbone, while the Cointreau, a noble French orange liqueur, adds a vibrant citrus sweetness. Then there's the lemon juice, a zesty interlude that cuts through it all, ensuring the drink never veers too far into sweetness. Finished with a sugared rim for an extra touch of elegance, the sidecar is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the palate.


  • Chilled Coupette Glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Fine Strainer


  • 3 cl Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 3 cl Cognac
  • 3 cl Lemon Juice
  1. Add ingredients to empty shaker
  2. Fill shaker with ice and pour over
  3. Shake hard until dewy
  4. Double strain into coupette glass

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