Sidecar (classic spec.)

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There are approximately 185 calories in one serving of Sidecar (classic spec.).

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Speakeasy Coupe 8.5oz


Sugar rim & lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 23 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
23 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)

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Our comment:

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.

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