Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.)

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) image

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fl oz Cognac
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur
¾ fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fl oz Pineau des Charentes blanc
fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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Cognac image Triple sec liqueur image Freshly squeezed lemon juice image Pineau des Charentes blanc image Chilled water image

How to make:

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


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.


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.


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


183 Calories

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