Sidecar Cocktail

The sidecar is a classic cocktail which most bartenders know, but seems to be rarely ordered. Part of this is because it is poorly made, and more often than not made with sour mix instead of fresh ingredients. Properly made this drink should be made with cognac (or brandy), Cointreau, and fresh lemon juice. There are however a variety of ways these ingredients can be combined, the secret is how to do so in a way that presents a perfect balance.


Cognac 2 Ounce
Cointreau 1 Ounce
Lemon juice 1/2 Ounce
Ice cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon twist 1



Shake cognac, cointreau and lemon juice with ice.

Strain into cocktail glass.

Garnish with lime wedge.


Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 232Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2 mg0.08%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 13 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet