Sidecar Royale

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (12 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange juice and sugar rim (on one side of glass). Adorn with an orange zest twist.

How to make:

SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. TOP with sparkling wine.

1 1/2 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
3/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
3 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
1/2 fl oz Brut champagne or sparkling wine
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AKA:

Champagne Sidecar

Review:

A classic Sidecar with an added splash of sparkle, and all the better for it.

History:

The Sidecar cocktail first appears in Robert Vermeire's 1922 Cocktails How To Mix Them with a fizz invigorated Sidecar following in the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild's 1937 Approved Cocktails.

CHAMPAGNE SIDE-CAR.
25% Lemon Juice.
25% Brandy.
25% Cointreau.
Shake and strain into a large glass. Fill up with Champagne.

United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild, Approved Cocktails, 1937

This recipe created by yours truly in 2023 at the suggestion of Ian Fenton, a fellow Discerning Drinker.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 22.64% alc./vol. (45.28° proof)
  • 23.2 grams of pure alcohol
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