With only 4 simple ingredients, you can step up your classic cocktail game with this Classic Sidecar Cocktail Recipe!
I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a drink!! Too focused on food around here lately.
Now this drink has already broken down one of my “cocktail barriers,” if you will. I told you that I don’t do brown liquor (minus the occasional Old Fashioned, but only the way that I make them!), so I have a few reservations with this look at the classic cocktails.
With all that being said, I’m a little obsessed with this drink.
I made it the truly classic way on Tuesday night, sipping on it for awhile while I finished up scoring some of the crazy deals that were still around from Cyber Monday. It was good, but it was definitely boozy. I had had one of these at Bonefish not too long ago and it was absolutely divine- they added mango puree to it. My cocktail tome also referenced the mango variation as a fairly classic twist on the original sidecar. I tried that today (with some mango Naked juice) and it is freaking perfect.
Time to stop at the store on your way home!
Can you tell that I’m in the mood to put the garland on the Christmas tree tonight?? Look at that lemon twist!!
Hot to Make Classic Sidecar Cocktail
It’s really a simple process to make this cocktail! But first thing is first, you’ve got to garnish and prepare your glass! I like to rim mine with sugar as it amplifies the taste. The easiest way to do this is to moisten the rim with a wedge of lemon, and then simply dip it in a plate of sugar. Voila!
Now onto the actual cocktail. In your cocktail shaker, fill it with ice and combine the cognac, cointreau, lemon juice and mango puree. Shake them together well and train into your prepared glass.
If you’d like to be a little fancy, peel a lemon twist and add it to the side of the glass. Cheers!
More classic cocktail recipes you will enjoy:
- 1 1/2 oz cognac
- 3/4 oz Cointreau
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2-1 oz mango puree optional
- Lemon wedge
- Superfine sugar
- Lemon twist
- Use the lemon wedge to moisten the rim of a martini glass. Coat rim in sugar; set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice and mango puree (if using). Shake vigorously and strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
- Shake, strain, serve, sip, sit back, deep breath, relax, enjoy.