Classic Sidecar

The Classic Sidecar is a cocktail with roots in both London and Paris, and it's one of the quintessential sour cocktails. Made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, this drink offers a harmonious blend of sweet and tart flavors. Often served in a sugar-rimmed glass, the Sidecar is a sophisticated choice that has stood the test of time.


  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 3/4 oz Orange Liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist for garnish
  • Sugar for rimming the glass (optional)


  1. If desired, rim the glass with sugar.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  3. Add the cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
  4. Shake well until chilled.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail or Martini glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.