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Sidecar - Cognac Cocktail

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  • aronsjoberggmailcom515827292 posted 6 months ago

    I like the so-called French version of the Sidecar, with equal parts of cognac/brandy, Cointreau and lemon juice!

  • San Francisco posted 6 years ago

    I have had trouble with the Sidecar too. It is a bar favorite for me, but to get the best drink at home, I find I need add to the traditional recipe: 1.5 oz. Remy Martin VSOP cognac, 1 oz lemon juice, .75 oz Cointreau and .25 oz. simple syrup in a sugar-frosted cocktail glass. This one, like most cocktails needs a real good stir to get enough water into the mix. J.

  • MPK posted 6 years ago

    I bought a bottle of Cointreau a while ago for some recipe or another that my wife was making and they a small orange plastic shaker attached to the top. The shaker had markings for the correct proportions for a Sidecar, a margarita, etc. Just fill to the proper level for each ingredient. Simple and convenient.

    I had never had a Sidecar before and now I must say it is becoming one of my favorite cocktails. The proportions are the same as in the above recipe.

  • TinyInThePark posted 6 years ago

    I use 2.5oz. Brandy, 1oz triple sec or cointreu, and lemon juice from a bottle. I use Christian Bros brandy. but I shake it over ice and pour entire contents into a low ball.

  • TotheMoonAlice posted 6 years ago

    I would love a good recommendation for brandy or Cognac for the Sidecar. I don't have a grand liquor budget and don't keep Cognac on hand, but I might if I knew what was a good value -- or even a solid brandy.

    I was surprised to hear that a local restaurant that takes pride in it's cocktails used Christian Brothers brandy for their sidecar. Still, when I make it at home it doesn't taste as good -- I do use fresh lemon juice and Cointreau.

    Of course, the ratios I've been using seem too "simple" to have been well-honed (two parts brandy/Cognac to one part each fresh lemon juice and Cointreau)...

    So if anyone has more finely-tune ratios, I'd love to hear them!

    A.


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