Rating: 4.83 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I always think of the sidecar as a brandy margarita, except that it is made with fresh lemon juice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 sidecar
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Pour in lemon juice, Cointreau, and brandy. Cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until the outside of the shaker becomes cold and frosty. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lemon.

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Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
I absolutely love Sidecars - they are best when served with a sugar-rim! Read More
(63)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
I absolutely love Sidecars - they are best when served with a sugar-rim! Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
I use lime juice for the lemon juice and make that 1-1/2 oz of brandy. Otherwise this is a classic without the simple syrup. A plus for low cal Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
Wonderful recipe! If you like a sweeter drink then add a packet of Splenda before shaking. Read More
(41)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
oh!.... these are top notch!.... very tasty I didn't change a thing in the recipe Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
very tangy - goes great with spicy foods Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2011
Absolutely my favorite cocktail of all time! Dip the rim of your glass in sugar for a nice finishing touch. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
delicious and dangerous! We had to have a second one because the first was soo good! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
Love this cocktail. Jimmy's Harborside Boston makes the BEST. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2011
Delicious! Read More
(7)