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The Sidecar

This French themed cocktail is both tart and delightfully "dry" and features cognac, orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice. A perfect way to try something different with fortified cognac, a high-quality brandy, properly that distilled in Cognac in western France. Nothing is fancier than this cocktail. ;)
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 oz lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz triple sec or other orange liqueur (like Cointreau)
  • 2 oz cognac


  • Add the cognac, triple sec, and lemon juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a glass.
  • Garnish with an orange or lemon rind.
Keyword cocktail, happy hour, cocktail hour, sidecar, cognac, lemon, lemon cocktail