The Sidecar was created and first sipped during WWI in Paris. It was generally made with Cognac or Armagnac – so staying true to its origin, I chose this Hennesey recipe. For those that like a sweeter version you can add 1/2 oz. simple syrup to the recipe or rim the glass in sugar.
However you enjoy it, when you sip on a Sidecar, you will agree that not only is it a smooth and sophisticated tasting cocktail, you just look cool drinking it! If I had to pick one word to describe how it tastes and makes me feel it would be Swanky! It’s perfect for Retro Cocktail Parties (Mad Man-esque) and makes a great pre-dinner drink. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 oz. Hennessey Cognac
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Garnish: Lemon wedge
Directions:Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.