Sidecar Cocktail

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 1 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 0 mins

Prepare this old-fashioned classic cognac cocktail for your next big gathering.

Sidecar Cocktail
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Tart citrus juice, orange liqueur, and a potent spirit--sound familiar? Consider this the French granddaddy of the Margarita.


4 to 5 ice cubes
1 1/2 fluid ounces Cognac
3/4 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 fluid ounce triple sec
Lemon twist, optional


  1. Place ice and all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass; twist lemon peel over drink and drop it in.

Recipe by Wini Moranville.



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