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Sidecar Cocktail

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to have created this cocktail in the early 20th century. The potent combination of Cognac and orange-flavored liqueur shaken until ice cold with lemon juice is a timeless classic."
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10 m servings 324
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Sprinkle sugar on a small plate. Lightly wet half the rim of of a coupe glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in sugar to coat. Set the glass in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Combine Cognac, orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled, sugar-rimmed coupe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 324 calories; 0.1 17.8 0.1 0 10 Full nutrition

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This is such a simple drink, it is a shame that there are so many odd variations out there. The trick to this drink is to use a quality lemon, such as Meyer. The standard American lemon is too s...

Vary the lemon juice according to how much you like the sour taste of lemon. Most other recipes call for 3/4 oz. If you want a less sour flavor you can add a little simple syrup or agave. If yo...