The Sidecar

Gennaro Contaldo's traditional recipe for a Sidecar cocktail packs a citrus punch, with fresh oranges and lemon to pep up the Cointreau
By Gennaro Contaldo
The Sidecar
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  • Serves: 1
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, plus extra for the glass rim
  • sugar, for glass rim
  • 60 ml cognac
  • 30 ml Cointreau
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

Method

1. Rub fresh lemon around the rim of a tall-stemmed Martini glass then press onto a plate of sugar to line the rim.

2. Shake the lemon juice, cognac, Cointreau and orange juice together in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass and serve.

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