A Sidecar Martini are both delicious and deceptively easy to prepare, calling for only three ingredients. There are a few tricks to preparing them properly, including using top quality brandy and cointreau, as well as correctly balancing the sweet and sour aspects.
- granulated sugar, for glass rim
- 3 parts sour mix
- 1 part brandy
- 1 part Cointreau
- Place sugar on a small plate. Wet rim of a martini glass with water or lemon juice. Dip rim into sugar to coat. Set aside.
- Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake well. Pour through a cocktail strainer into prepared martini glass.