Meyer Lemon Sidecars

Sidecar Recipe

Greg used to say that the sidecar is thought to be the oldest cocktail. It’s so old, he used to say, that Moses carried a thermos of them with him as he crossed the Red Sea. Well maybe not quite, but ..

It’s actually said to have been created at Harry’s Bar in Paris after a World War I soldier came in to the bar cold after having ridden in a motorcycle side car. He needed something to warm him up, but it was considered improper to drink brandy before dinner. So the bartender shook him this instead. Here is our sidecar recipe.

Sidecars

Sidecars

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cognac
  • 4 ounces Cointreau
  • 2 ounces lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Set ice and water in cocktail glasses to chill them. Combine ingredients in a small pitcher and stir. Pour some into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Empty the water from the glasses. Shake vigorously and strain into the glasses. Garnish with a lemon twist. You may also rim the glass with sugar, but we don’t usually bother.
  2. Yield: 4 drinks.
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Sidecars

8 ounces Cognac
4 ounces Cointreau
2 ounces lemon juice

Set ice and water in cocktail glasses to chill them. Combine ingredients in a small pitcher and stir. Pour some into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Empty the water from the glasses. Shake vigorously and strain into the glasses. Garnish with a lemon twist. You may also rim the glass with sugar, but we don’t usually bother.

Yield: 4 drinks.

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