Friday’s Featured Cocktail – The Sidecar

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!

Hennessey Sidecar



  • 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.

5 Responses to Friday’s Featured Cocktail – The Sidecar

  1. I remember my mom and my dad ordering this drink one night a long time ago when they were at a restaurant that the used to go to while dating – I love the old school cocktails !

  2. It’s good to see the Sidecar getting some modern-day love. This has been my favorite cocktail since I discovered it two years ago while picking the right drinks for a cocktail party. For those who dislike cognac (because they’re crazy), you can also make a rum sidecar by replacing the cognac with light rum.

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