FEBRUARY 24, 2020
A cognac classic perfect for lovers of the lemon drop
The Sidecar is a classic cocktail that is descended from the little known and now mostly forgotten Brandy Crusta. The name of this cocktail is a bit of a debate with two bars claiming they invented the drink and named it after a customer that showed up in the sidecar of a motorcycle.
Famous cocktail expert Dale DeGroff, however, maintains the name came from the liquid left in the shaker after straining that was then served in a shot glass. A little side treat for the cocktail.
No matter what the true origin of the name is, this is a great cocktail for those who like lemon drops or just want to try more cognac cocktails. It's a little sweet and packed with citrus flavor.
1 ½ oz. Cognac
¾ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. Lemon juice
Coat rim of coupe glass with sugar and set aside. Add all ingredients to shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared glass and garnish with orange twist.