Charentes Sidecar

Cyrus ? Healdsburg, California

During the winter, bar manager Scott Beattie makes this drink with local Meyer lemons, which taste like a cross between oranges and regular lemons.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

orange sugar
  • 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced orange zest
  • 1 pinch of ground clove
  • 1 lemon wedge
cocktail
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 orange twist

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the Cocktail

    Mix together the sugar, orange zest and cloves. Moisten the outer <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#rimmingaglass">rim</a> of a martini glass with the lemon wedge, then coat the rim lightly with sugar mixture.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist; shake. Strain into the glass; top with the twist.

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