Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image
Serve in
a Coupe glass...
shot Martell VSOP Médaillon Cognac
1 shot De Kuyper Triple Sec
¾ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ shot Pineau des Charentes blanc
½ shot Chilled water(omit if wet ice)
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How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.


Lemon zest twist (some like with a sugared rim)


Complex and balanced but still a 'sour'. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer with a sugar rim. Also consider trying what has become something of a standard modern recipe:
1 2/3 shot (50ml) Cognac
1 shot (30ml) Triple sec
2/3 shot (20ml) Lemon juice


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