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The Happy Hour: The Side Car

sidecarThe Sidecar is a cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Grand Gala or another triple sec), and lemon juice. The cocktail closely related to the older Brandy crusta, which differs both in presentation and in proportions of its components.


  • 1oz. Orange Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz. Cognac
  • Sugar

Coat the rim of the cocktail glass with lemon juice then dip into sugar. Pour remaining ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.




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