Sidecar Cocktail


The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to have created the sidecar 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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 fluid ounces cognac

  • 1 fluid ounce orange-flavored liqueur (such as Cointreau®)

  • ½ fluid ounce lemon juice

  • 1 cup ice cubes


  1. Sprinkle sugar onto a small plate. Lightly wet half the rim of a chilled martini glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in sugar to coat.

  2. Combine cognac, orange-flavored liqueur, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake until chilled. Strain into the martini glass.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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