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Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

The Sidecar is a cocktail that came about in Europe at the end of World War 1. It's origins are post Pax Brittanica, and often considered a part of Trans-English Channel rivalry. Both the Ritz Carlton in Paris and The Bucks Club in London lay claim to inventing the drink, the origin of the name inconclusive, a common inception relating to the sidecar which took an American Army General to and from Harry's Bar in Paris.

Traditional recipes quote equal parts Brandy, Cointreau & lemon juice, we like add a bit more Brandy cause we like our drinks to give a little back. Here's our recipe, and a pic of the drink in action down at Sydney's Chow Bar & Eating House.

 

The Sidecar Cocktail on the Mahjong tables at Chow Bar & Eating House

The Sidecar Cocktail on the Mahjong tables at Chow Bar & Eating House

You'll need

  • 45 ml Brandy (go for some good entry level Cognac such as Frapin VSOP)
  • 20 ml Cointreau
  • 30 ml fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Shake all of the ingredients well, then double strain into a sugar rimmed, chilled Coupette cocktail glass.