|1 2⁄3 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|1 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|2⁄3 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Spirituous and on the tart side of balanced, 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 the suggested optional 10 to 15ml chilled water.
See our Sidecar cocktail page for the full story behind the origins of the Sidecar, its history and variations.