How to make a Sidecar


Some say the drink’s name references the mixture that’s left in the shaker after straining and served in a shot glass on the side. This little treat is called, that’s right, a sidecar.The Sidecar is as popular today as it was a century ago, and a brilliant introduction to the allure of well-balanced sour drinks. One of the best cocktails of all time!
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 Drink


  • 2 oz Cognac
  • ¾ oz Lemon juice (Cointreau or Gran Marnier may be used in place)
  • ¾ oz Triple sec
  • Garnish Orange twist
  • Garnish Sugar Rim (optional)


  • Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar, if desired, and set aside.
  •  Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


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