The Sidecar

The Sidecar. Dan Toulgoet photo.

The original recipe called for equal amounts of Cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice, but whether it’s the ingredients that have changed or modern tastes, today we prefer a version that’s heavier on the Cognac. If you can’t afford the real thing, use as good a quality brandy as you can.

• 2 oz Cognac
• 1 oz Cointreau or triple sec
• 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

Rim a chilled coupe glass with sugar. (Or rim just half the glass: it looks stylish and gives the drinker options.) Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into the chilled coupe.

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