Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.)

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

184 Calories

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) image

Serve in

Coupe

Photographed in

Libbey Speakeasy Coupe 8.5oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist (a lemon zest twist is more classic). Some also like a sugared rim but my version of the classic is balanced so rendering this embellishment superfluous.

How to make:

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

1 12 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Pineau des Charentes blanc
13 fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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Our comment:

Complex and just on the tart side of balanced so still very much a sour. Those with a sweet tooth may prefer with a sugar rim.

Variant:

Apple Cart

History:

See our Sidecar cocktail page for the full story behind the origins of the Sidecar, its history and variations.

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