Sidecar

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Speakeasy Coupe 8.5oz

Garnish:

Sugar rim (optional) & lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Spirituous and just on the sour side, the sugar rim is considered by some to be integral to this classic cocktail. Dilution is key to perfecting a Sidecar so if using ice straight from a freezer (rather than an ice machine) then consider adding 10 to 15ml chilled water. In place of a sugar rim, some may want to add 2.5ml or more sugar syrup or see my Sidecar recipe.

Nutrition:

One serving of Sidecar contains 172 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 24.19% alc./vol. (48.38° proof)
  • 24.2 grams of pure alcohol
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