|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|1 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|1 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed orange juice|
|1⁄12 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup (optional)|
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The addition of orange juice and an orange zest twist supposedly gives this otherwise classic Sidecar a feminine twist. Classically, this cocktail does not contain sugar syrup so is a touch sourer. Hence, if you have a dry palate then omit the sugar and if you have a sweet palate then consider increasing the sugar syrup to 5ml (1/6oz).
See our Sidecar cocktail page for the full story behind the origins of the Sidecar, its history and variations.