This Classic Sidecar cocktail is a delightful blend of brandy, triple sec, and lemon juice, creating a smooth and tangy perfection.
Sipping on a Sidecar is like taking a joyride in a classic convertible through the streets of Flavor Town. It’s the beverage equivalent of a well-tailored suit – smooth, a little bit tangy, and always ready to make an entrance.
This classic drink combines the smooth and warm taste of brandy with the citrusy flavor of triple sec and the tangy freshness of lemon juice. It’s not just a simple cocktail; it’s a luxurious experience that invites you to indulge in refined flavors. Every sip is a journey through the realms of exquisite taste.
So, grab your cocktail shaker and get ready for a taste adventure that’s classier than a monocle-wearing cat driving a Rolls Royce. Cheers to the Sidecar: because even your beverages deserve a red carpet moment!
Sidecar Cocktail origin
The Sidecar is a popular cocktail with a disputed origin, though it is widely believed to have been created during the early 20th century. There are several stories surrounding its creation.
There is a popular story that credits Harry MacElhone, a bartender at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, with creating the Sidecar. According to this narrative, during World War I, an American army captain who frequently visited the bar in a motorcycle sidecar requested a cocktail to warm up. MacElhone is said to have crafted the drink, and thus the Sidecar was born.
Another theory suggests that the Sidecar originated in London, with credit given to Pat MacGarry, a bartender at Buck’s Club. According to this version, the drink was named after the motorcycle sidecar, as it was a favorite of an unnamed customer.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding its origin, the Sidecar gained popularity and became a classic cocktail. Over the years, variations of the Sidecar have emerged, with mixologists experimenting and adding their own twists to this timeless elixir.
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I also highly recommend trying an Espresso Martini, Cocktail which combines the rich flavors of coffee with the smoothness of vodka.
Here’s a simple recipe (click the picture):
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- 1 Shaker
- 6 cl Lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 4 cl Cointreau or other orange liqueur
- 6 cl Cognac or Armagnac,, or good brandy
- Superfine or granulated sugar For the rim
- Ice – plenty
- Lemon or orange twist garnish, optional
- Sugar the rim of the glass by rubbing a lemon wedge around the edge and then dipping the glass in sugar.
- Pour all ingredients into a shaker.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake until the drink has chilled.
- Strain into a cocktail glass.