Side Car

  • SERVINGS: Makes about 8 drinks


  1. 1 cup water
  2. 2/3 cups sugar
  3. 1/2 cup lemon juice
  4. 1/2 cup Cointreau
  5. 1 cup brandy or cognac
  6. Ice
  7. Sugar for coating martini glasses
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 1/4 cup of the syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup Cointreau and 1/2 cup brandy. Shake vigorously until quite cold and strain into 4 frozen, sugar-rimmed martini glass. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 more drinks.