How to Enjoy

Sidecar

The exact origin of the Sidecar is unclear, with some saying it was named after an American army captain in Paris during World War I who was driven to his favourite bistro in a sidecar, while first mention of the cocktail states it is named because it takes the “drinker for a ride”. Either way, it first appeared in Robert Vermiere’s Cocktails: How to Mix Them in 1922 and was one of the most popular cocktails in Paris and London in the first half of the twentieth century.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif cognac
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 1/5 part sugar syrup
  • 1/2 orange liqueur

Method

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Glass

Cocktail glass

Garnish

Lemon twist

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