Grand Sidecar

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2 fl oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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How to make:

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

Garnish:

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

Comment:

A riff on the classic Sidecar that's even simpler to make but equally tasty. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge consists of 55% 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.

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