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)
25ml Triple Sec (like Cointreau)
25ml lemon juice
Lemon (or orange) slices for decoration
- Pre-chill the "coupe" glasses, and if you like, sugar the rim (which nicely offsets the tartness of the drink).
- Put all ingredients (except the lemon slices) in a shaker, add some ice and shake well until outside of shaker feels cold.
- 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!