Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
Triple sec is evil
posted by Robert @ 09:53PM, 5/11/06
A sidecar should be made with a nice, but not over-the-top brandy and cointreau. Triple-sec is for frozen margaritas and drunk college students.
To each his own
posted by Rob @ 03:13PM, 6/04/06
Triple-sec and cointreau have very different flavors, as do brandy and cognac. I prefer a more traditional tiple-sec, brandy, lemon juice mix.
posted by Hans Eikhof @ 10:11PM, 7/11/06
Hennessy and Cointreau, lemon juice must be fresh but chilled for at least ten minutes. Ice made with filtered water and Voila. Alternative for the Sidecar to be served in special occasions; replace Hennessy with Courvoisier VSOP
Best with sugar rim
posted by Virginie @ 12:28PM, 10/04/06
Fresh lemon juice and a sugar rim is what makes a great sidecar!!
This is a light mix
posted by DC @ 03:30PM, 11/18/06
Proper proportions are 1 part lemon juice, 1 part cointreau, and 2 parts cognac/brandy. Cointreau and triple sec, in the context of a cocktail, are distinguishable mainly by their alcohol contents (80 vs 30 proof, respectively). Sugared rim if you must...
Never heard of using Cognac
posted by Soquel @ 08:42PM, 2/26/07
I've never heard of making a sidecar with cognac instead of brandy. And if you make fresh sour mix yourself, it makes for an even better cocktail than using lemon juice.
Good, but wrong proportion
posted by Classic Walker Recipe Maker @ 09:32PM, 6/25/07
This recipe is a bit off...
2 ounces brandy
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce cointreau/triple sec
posted by sidecar addict @ 08:23PM, 7/10/07
Really? I do:
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz at least Courvoisier VSOP but preferably Remy-Martin VSOP.
posted by Amanda @ 07:37PM, 8/16/07
Cognac IS Brandy made in the city of Cognac in France. Further, Cointreau is a brand of Triple Sec. I guess if you're that pretentious, you can use fancy names to make you feel better about drinking something intended for "drunk college students."
posted by jes @ 08:26PM, 1/04/08
I enjoy the drink as is... not too strong but not to weak... it's a good mixture if you just want something that tastes delicious.
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