Classic Side Car Cocktail Recipe

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.

Side Car Cocktail
Side Car Cocktail

Side Car ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Brandy
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Orange Liqueur
  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Lemon Juice

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.

ABV = 32%

Most likely originated from France

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