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How to Make a Sidecar

Come along for the ride and enjoy this classic cocktail combination of cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.


  • Step 1: Pour brandy, liqueur, and lemon juice in shaker Pour the brandy, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Step 2: Add ice and shake Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake it about twenty times to mix your drink.
  • TIP: Don’t over-shake your drink. Too much shaking will cause the ice to melt and can give you a more diluted drink.
  • Step 3: Strain into a cocktail glass Strain the mixed drink from the shaker into a cocktail glass.
  • TIP: To add extra sweetness and enhance the presentation, run a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass and dip the rim in superfine sugar before pouring your drink.
  • Step 4: Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve Garnish the filled cocktail glass with a lemon wedge, and enjoy!
  • FACT: It's thought that the sidecar was created in Paris during World War I for an American soldier who traveled to the bar from the front lines of battle in the sidecar of a motorcycle.

You Will Need

  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • A cocktail glass
  • A lemon wedge
  • 2 tbsp. superfine sugar

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