Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Brandy Cocktails

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This summery take on a Sidecar, bright with Meyer lemons, is sunshine in a glass.


  • 2 oz Cherrywood-infused Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Meyer lemon syrup*
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Hellfire bitters (or other spicy bitters)
  • Garnish: Sliced lemon wheel, Red chile threads


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Top a lemon slice with red chile threads, and use it to garnish the drink.

  4. *Meyer lemon syrup: Peel 6 Meyer lemons. Use a paring knife to get rid of any remaining white spots on the peels. Blanch them three times in boiling water, then simmer in 1/2 L water and 1/2 L sugar for 20 minutes. Cool before using.