6 parts brandy
3 parts cointreau
1 part lemon juice
To make a Sidecar, pour the brandy, lemon juice and orange liqueur int a shaker with ice, and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.
The sidecar was created in Paris during WWI and was generally made with Cognac or Armagnac. Lately though, it is more commonly being made with bourbon as opposed to brandy. Do be careful when varying ratios with this recipe, as it’s important to find the balance of sweet and sour. If you would like to make this fruity cocktail sweeter, try substituting the Spanish brandy de Jerez for the Cognac.