You are here: Home » Recipes » Sidecar Cocktail Sidecar Cocktail Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 1 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 0 mins Prepare this old-fashioned classic cognac cocktail for your next big gathering. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Tart citrus juice, orange liqueur, and a potent spirit--sound familiar? Consider this the French granddaddy of the Margarita. Ingredients 4 to 5 ice cubes1 1/2 fluid ounces Cognac3/4 fluid ounce fresh lemon juice3/4 fluid ounce triple sec Lemon twist, optional Instructions 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.