Does anyone have a good recipe for a sidecar? Do prefer brandy or cognac?

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  1. mzfit wrote on :

    The Sidecar is traditionally served ‘up’ ( in a stemmed glass). Put sugar in a flat plate. Run a lemon or some sour mix in a straight line around the ourside rim of the glass for the sugar to stick to. Then dip/swirl the glass’ rim into the sugar, wipe it to make it a clean sugar rim. Into a SEPARATE cocktail shaker with ice in it, measure about 1-1 /1/2 ounces brandy or cognac*, half that amount of triple sec, and lemony sour mix ( don’t use the lime-y for this drink). Shake, and then strain the mixture off of the ice into the sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a ‘twist’ of lemon ( which is a slice of the rind ) and drop the lemon into the glass.
    For exact amount of sour mix it really depends on your glassware, contact me if you need more info. *Cognac is brandy that comes from the cognac region of France, basically.

  2. cheryl heisler wrote on :

    A classic Side Car is made by blending ice, 1 oz of Brandy, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec and 1 1/2 oz. sweet & sour mix, and then pouring into a glass rimmed with sugar and adding a cherry garnish. You can serve it On The Rocks (strained into a rocks glass filled with ice), Straight Up (strained into a chilled martini glass without ice), or Frozen (blended and unstrained into a footed or stemmed glass.)

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