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The Sidecar

  • TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes one drink

According to cocktail expert Dale DeGroff, the Sidecar—said to be invented in the 1930s—is an update of a much older drink called the Brandy Crusta. While many bartenders consider the sugar rim essential to both drinks, Jonny Raglin asks people their preference. “If no rim, then I simply garnish the drink with a twist.”

  1. Ice
  2. 1 3/4 ounces VSOP Cognac
  3. 3/4 ounce orange curaçao
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  6. Dash of orange bitters
  7. 1 orange twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the remaining ingredients except the garnish and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the orange twist.
Notes Simple Syrup: In a saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil over moderately high heat for 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugar; let cool. Makes about 6 ounces.
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