The Sidecar cocktail is another of those classic, old-time drinks whose history is somewhat murky. Some say it was created in Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in the 1920s, others claim it was first served in the bar of the Paris Ritz Hotel. A simple blend of brandy, lemon juice and triple sec, the Sidecar is a quintessential cocktail that appeals to nearly everyone.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 ounces brandy or cognac
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- Combine the sugar and lemon juice in the bottom of a mixing glass and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Fill the glass with ice and add the brandy and triple sec. Shake, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange slice.
Recipes adapted from The Bartender's Black Book