Sidecar Cocktail

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
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“The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to have created this cocktail in the early 20th century. The potent combination of Cognac and orange-flavored liqueur shaken until ice cold with lemon juice is a timeless classic.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 cocktail

Directions

  1. Sprinkle sugar on a small plate. Lightly wet half the rim of of a coupe glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in sugar to coat. Set the glass in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Combine Cognac, orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled, sugar-rimmed coupe.

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MasterPo

This is such a simple drink, it is a shame that there are so many odd variations out there. The trick to this drink is to use a quality lemon, such as Meyer. The standard American lemon is too sour for this drink. Also, cognac is often suggested as an ingredient, but a good French brandy such as St. Remy XO works equally well, if not better. I find that the smaller chipped ice works better than cubes, but use whatever you have in the freezer. If you opt for the sugar-rimmed glass, use superfine sugar for the best results. Cheers!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 324 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 17.8 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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