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Sidecar Cocktail - poet in the pantry

Sidecar Cocktail

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar for the rim
  • 2 parts VS or VSOP Cognac
  • 1 part Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • juice of 1 medium lemon
  • ice
  • 1 strip lemon peel garnish
  • 2 dye-free maraschino cherries


  • Chill your martini glass in the freezer before assembly.
  • Sprinkle sugar in a circle in a small dish.
  • Run a piece of the squeezed lemon along the rim of the glass and dip in the sugar.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over it the Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Pour into the chilled glass.
  • Lay a strip of lemon peel on the rim and spear 2 maraschino cherries with a small skewer. Place inside the glass for garnish.
  • Enjoy!