|2 fl oz||Grand Marnier liqueur|
|1 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if wet ice)|
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.
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.