a cocktail shaker pouring a sidecar cocktail into a coupe glass rimmed with sugar
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Sidecar

The classic Sidecar cocktail is a simple easy drink you will fall in love with. Like a margarita with Cognac, this is a home bartender's dream.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink recipe, sidecar drink
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Cognac or brandy Equal to 3 tablespoons
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau Equal to 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice Equal to 1 tablespoon
  • sugar for rimming the glass

Instructions

  • Chill a coupe glass by filling it with ice and water and putting it in the refrigerator while you mixt your ingredients.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in the Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Shake to combine.
  • Pour in the Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Shake to combine.
  • Remove the glass from the refrigerator, dumping out the water and ice. Rim the glass with lemon juice and dip into sugar.
  • Strain the ingredients into the prepared glass and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Vitamin C: 6mg