Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.)

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Cognac
Triple sec liqueur
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pineau des Charentes blanc
Chilled water

Barware

Coupe
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

183 Calories

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Sidecar Cocktail (Difford's spec.) image

Serve in

Coupe

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
1 fl oz Triple sec liqueur
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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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

Origin:

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

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