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||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|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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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.
See our Sidecar cocktail page for the full story behind the origins of the Sidecar, its history and variations.
There are approximately 183 calories in one serving of Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.).