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Perfect Sidecar Cocktail Recipe

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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.

  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


  • granulated sugar, for glass rim
  • 3 parts sour mix
  • 1 part brandy
  • 1 part Cointreau


  1. 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.
  2. Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add remaining ingredients. Shake well. Pour through a cocktail strainer into prepared martini glass.
  • Author: (From "A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®" by Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper)