Hallie Burton
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Penelope Bouklas
recipe developer
Kelly Kubala

Serves 1


  • 2 oz cognac (Courvoisier VS) 
  • 3⁄4 oz Cointreau
  • 3⁄4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon peel, for garnish

Named after the motorcycle attachment, the Sidecar is a variation on a Sour. With only three ingredients, it’s extremely simple to make at home. The main ingredient in this cocktail, cognac, is a brandy which must be made in the Cognac region of France. Also in this cocktail is cointreau, a bitter and sweet orange liqueur with just a touch of warm spices. These two ingredients come together with freshly squeezed lemon juice to create this bright cocktail. Make sure you shake this cocktail until it is ice cold for maximum enjoyment!


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour cognac, cointreau, and lemon juice over ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is cold and begins to frost, about 20 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer into a chilled coupe glass.

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