The appellation of this cocktail is said to have come from its originator, who always traveled in a motorcycle sidecar. It consists of brandy, orange-flavored liqueur (such as cointreau or triple sec) and lemon juice, shaken with ice and strained into a cocktail glass.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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