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Sidecar Cocktail Recipe
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Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

This classic cocktail is smooth and citrusy!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brandy cocktails, classic cocktail recipe, cognac cocktail, sidecar cocktail recipe
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • Superfine Sugar for serving
  • 2 lemons you'll need 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice as well as the peel for garnish
  • 4 ounces Cognac or other type of brandy
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur I really like the Patrón Citrónge


  • Begin by peeling a large section of each of the lemon rinds and placing it aside for garnish.
  • Next, cut each of the lemons into halves.
  • Place sugar on a small plate. Moisten half of rim of a coupe glass with a little of the lemon juice by placing it upside down on the cutting board. Next dip each glass into the sugar; shake off the excess and set aside.
  • Combine cognac, orange liqueur, and 2 ounces of fresh squeezed lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Strain cocktail into glass and enjoy immediately. Garnish with lemon peel.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg