The Sidecar


2 oz Cognac
¾ oz Orange Liqueur
¾ oz Lemon Juice
¼ oz Simple Syrup
Some sugar for rim

What To Do

Combine all ingredients. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled coupe or Nick and Nora glass. Rub half the rim of the glass with the citrus end of a sliced lemon. Roll the glass over some white sugar. Strain it. Serve.

A Few Words

The Sidecar is one of the few good cocktails that came out of prohibition. The exact origin of the Sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris. It’s a classic for a reason. Just a fabulous sour and one of the best brandy cocktails ever. I like to add a touch of simple to balance it out and I only rim half the glass so you can choose to drink it with sugar or not. Fun times! Cheers!