Sidecar Cocktails

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 drinks
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Freshly squeezed lemon juice


1 cup Cognac or good brandy

1/2 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Maraschino cherries or lemon peel, to garnish


  1. If you want to frost the glasses, dip the rim or 4 martini glasses in a shallow plate of lemon juice and then in the sugar. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the Cognac, Triple Sec, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Pour some into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well and pour into the glasses. Garnish with a cherry or lemon peel.