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Also Known As: Side car

A retro cocktail that served as the basis for a lot of classic cocktails.

[Aperitif] [Classic] [Happy Hour] [Retro]

Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
1 12 oz Brandy[ Add ]
1 oz Cointreau[ Add ]
12 oz Lemon Juice[ Add ]
Method: Prepare in a shaker
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Pour 1 oz to 1.5 oz of Brandy (or Cognac), Cointreau (or Triple Sec) and lemon juice into a shaker along with a few ice cubes.
  2. Shake all ingredients and pour into a cocktail glass

Volume: 3.0 oz
Alcohol units: 3.0 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 33%


Times viewed: 97161
Average Score: 8.4 (32 votes)

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The exact origin of the Sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris.

Notice how similar is it to a Margarita or a Cosmopolitain!

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My first favourite cocktail. Instant hit!

Comment by johnniepop on 2015-05-17 15:24:57

Nice easy drink.

Comment by dmruiz101 on 2014-02-24 01:15:42

Just had my first Sidecar tonight. Now I see what all the hoopla is about!! Great stuff!!

Comment by Shaun on 2010-01-14 21:55:36

Added by David on
Last updated on 2012-11-13 20:30:30
Status: Approved