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The Sidecar

On a cold, windy evening, why not break out the cognac? At least, that was my thinking earlier this week when I decided to make a sidecar. Although I have featured a couple of variations on the classic cocktail, I have never written about the original, so I’d say it’s about time.


In fact, as the hubby pointed out, neither one of us can actually remember enjoying a classic sidecar before. It’s too bad — it’s a great drink, and simple to make with bar staples.

With spring weather just around the corner, I guess I’d better get all the nice warming soups and brandy drinks out of my system now!

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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 1½ oz cognac (or brandy)
  • ¾ oz Grand Marnier
  • ¾ freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • superfine sugar, for rimming
  • lemon twist, for garnish
  1. Combine the cognac, Grand Marnier and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake until cold and strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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