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This is – almost – the classic Sidecar cocktail… but it’s my favorite recipe and I find it’s just a bit more balanced.
5 from 2 votes
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  • 1.5 oz VS or VSOP Cognac
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Orange Peel For Garnish
  • sugar To rim the glass


  • Rim a cocktail or martini glass with sugar and set aside.
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake to mix and chill.
  • Fine-strain into your prepared glass and garnish with a piece of orange peel