|3⁄4 fl oz||Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|1⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1⁄3 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in blue above.
Classic proportions to this drink are most often quoted as being: 1 rum, 1 cognac, 1 triple sec and 1/4 lemon juice but three shots of 40% alcohol and a splash of lemon juice make for a tart drink which should not be undertaken lightly. The formula above maintains the essential flavour and ingredients of the classic recipe but is a little more approachable.
Created in the early 1930s (during Prohibition) by Harry MacElhone of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and derived from the Sidecar.