The Sidecar is a classic Cognac cocktail. It is disputed as to who invented the delicious drink, but it is often linked to Harry MacElhone's 1922 cocktail book.


Ingredients (for 1 drink)

50ml Cognac

25ml Triple Sec (like Cointreau)

25ml lemon juice

Lemon (or orange) slices for decoration

Instructions

  1. Pre-chill the "coupe" glasses, and if you like, sugar the rim (which nicely offsets the tartness of the drink).
  2. Put all ingredients (except the lemon slices) in a shaker, add some ice and shake well until outside of shaker feels cold.
  3. Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass, and decorate with a lemon slice.

 

Tip: if you have one of these, stay in the sidecar. Don't drive the motorcycle!

Emilie & Laura with Fred on the sidecar
Emilie & Laura with Fred on the sidecar
France Just For You

Experts in self-drive tours in France

Travelers Reviews

5.0
Jodi
My husband and I have both been to Europe multiple times in our school/college days but not since we've been married- so over 19 years! We finally got it together to plan a return trip together. Since it had been so long we weren't confident in planning it on our own but didn't want to be hearded around like cattle. Anyway, we found Emilie and she …
Cathy
France Just For You planned the trip of a lifetime for my husband and me. We traveled to Normandy, St. Saint Michele, the Loire Valley and Provence. We are typically not road trip travelers, but this adventure brought us closer to the wonderful people of France than any group tour or "drop and plop" vacation could ever do. The bed and breakfasts …
Liz & Bruce
We definitely experienced a new way of traveling : out-of-the-way places, local markets and quaint little restaurants. We met a lot of French people and other travelers and always had a great time ! We had already gone to France twice in the past, but thanks to Emily and Guilaume we rediscovered this fabulous country in a whole new way. We are …
Pamela
We just returned from a fantastic three weeks in Southwest France. I highly recommend the services of France Just For You, we could never have planned the trip ourselves as well as they did. Laura did the planning and gave us an amazing itinerary, and was available at a moment's notice when we had a plane cancellation on our flight to Bordeaux and …
Bev & Jeff from the US
Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! We had the best 23 day trip to France. I normally plan our vacations, but after finding the France Just For You website, I knew we had to let the experts plan our 30th Anniversary. Every Bed & Breakfast was excellent. They were so beautiful and the welcome was fantastic at every one. FJFY thinks of every detail. Directions, train …
Martha
Emilie did a fantastic job of planning our 13 day trip from Avignon to Bordeaux, with time spent in Provence, Cathar Country, Basque Country, and Bordeaux. Emilie is an excellent & responsive communicator. Emilie tailored our trip from reserving the rental car and the bed & breakfasts (wonderful places with wonderful hosts), setting up private …

What are you looking for?