cocktail perfected: the sidecar

A few weeks ago, we had friends over to try out my third classic cocktail of the summer–the sidecar.

Admission: I had never had cognac or brandy before this. Needless to say, brandy will be finding its way into some more cocktails this fall, I promise.

Sidecar

2oz cognac

1/2oz fresh lemon juice

1/2oz Cointreau

Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and serve in a cocktail glass. Enjoy on a summer afternoon, or (as in our case) use it as payment for a haircut. Thanks, James, for working your magic on Naoto’s unruly hair!

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5 thoughts on “cocktail perfected: the sidecar

  1. Meryl says:

    This looks wonderful. Sweet Husband loves these, but we’ve never tried making them at home before.

    • kimberly ah says:

      They are so easy! I’m beginning to find that I can make a better cocktail than most bartenders 😉

      I’m going to try the horse feather tonight, so I will report back to you 🙂

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