Sidecar Cocktail – Classic Early 1900s French Cocktail

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This is the fancy French version of the Whiskey Sour. What makes it fancier is that it replaces simple syrup with orange liqueur and uses brandy instead of whiskey. It was invented during WWI and most likely came about by American soldiers wanting drinks that resembled Whiskey Sours while in France and the bartenders mixing drinks with their local liquor stock.

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Sidecar Cocktail – Classic Early 1900s French Cocktail

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Course: DrinksCuisine: French
Servings

1

servings
Calories

229

kcal
ABV

32%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Sidecar.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 2 oz Brandy

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

Notes

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