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||Cognac (brandy)|
|1 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)|
|1/2 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
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.