Orange zest twist (a lemon zest twist is more classic). Some also like a sugared rim but hopefully added Pineau des Charentes richness renders this sweet rim embellishment superfluous.
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/4 fl oz||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|5/6 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|5/12 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Pineau des Charentes blanc|
|1/4 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
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Complex and just a smidgen on the tart side of balanced so still very much a sour. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer to serve with a sugar rim.
One serving of Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) contains 151 calories.