Because Michael Dietsch, over at A Dash of Bitters just called it the perfect starter cocktail, and Camper English over at Alcademics is going to be covering Cognac for some time to come, I figured I should post this classic cocktail—the Sidecar. For me, the richness of the cognac combined with the light, citrus flavors of the Triple Sec & lemon juice also make this drink ideal for autumn sipping (and what d’ya know?-it’s the first day of fall!).
It’s also super easy to make (which is a real plus for me right now). I haven’t had a whole lot of time for cocktail experiments—being that my wedding is in twelve days and I’m working on my best Bridezilla impression. But with a drink as simple and enjoyable as the Sidecar, I can easily find a quick escape. Oh, and the recipe might just be simple enough for the banquet hall to handle on the big day. Here’s it is—Enjoy!
(this is how I make it but feel free to work on the balance until it’s to your liking)
1 ½ oz. Cognac (something like Martell VS)
¾ oz. Triple Sec (like Hiram Walker)
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake over ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon slice (which I like to dip in sugar first). Cheers!