Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.)

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) image

Serve in

a Coupe glass...
fl oz Cognac
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur
¾ fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fl oz Pineau des Charentes blanc
fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Cognac image Triple sec liqueur image Freshly squeezed lemon juice image Pineau des Charentes blanc image Chilled water image

How to make:

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


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.


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.


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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.).

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