Sidecar Recipe -
Sidecar Recipe
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"I always think of the sidecar as a brandy margarita, except that it is made with fresh lemon juice."

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    5 mins

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  1. Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes. Pour in lemon juice, Cointreau, and brandy. Cover and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until the outside of the shaker becomes cold and frosty. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lemon.
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Oct 05, 2007

I absolutely love Sidecars - they are best when served with a sugar-rim!

Aug 05, 2010

I use lime juice for the lemon juice and make that 1-1/2 oz of brandy. Otherwise this is a classic without the simple syrup. A plus for low cal

Apr 07, 2009

Wonderful recipe! If you like a sweeter drink, then add a packet of Splenda before shaking.

Jan 04, 2010

oh!.... these are top notch!.... very tasty I didn't change a thing in the recipe

Jul 02, 2011

Absolutely my favorite cocktail of all time! Dip the rim of your glass in sugar for a nice finishing touch.

Aug 10, 2009

very tangy - goes great with spicy foods

Jun 15, 2011

delicious and dangerous! We had to have a second one, because the first was soo good!

Jun 12, 2011

Love this cocktail. Jimmy's Harborside, Boston makes the BEST.


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