Grand Sidecar

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Grand Marnier liqueur
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Chilled water

Barware

Coupe
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

154 Calories

Bartender

Grand Sidecar image

Serve in

Coupe

Garnish:

Half sugar rim (if you must) & orange zest twist

How to make:

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

2 fl oz Grand Marnier liqueur
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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Comment:

A riff on the classic Sidecar that's even simpler to make but equally tasty.

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge consists of 51% cognac so there is no need to add cognac to make a great Sidecar, simply add lemon juice. This drink benefits from a touch of dilution so also works well served on-the-rocks in an old-fashioned glass.

Origin:

Created June 2005 by yours truly (Simon Difford), London, England.

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

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