Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.)

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 184 calories in one serving of Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Speakeasy Coupe 8.5oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (a lemon zest twist is more classic). Some also like a sugared rim but my version of the classic is balanced so rendering this embellishment superfluous.

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Pineau des Charentes blanc
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Complex and just on the tart side of balanced so still very much a sour. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer with a sugar rim.

Variant:

Apple Cart

History:

See our Sidecar cocktail page for the full story behind the origins of the Sidecar, its history and variations.

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