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Sidecar cocktail

Sidecar

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Try your hand at recreating a classic 1920s cocktail, the sidecar. It's easy to adapt – simply use cognac, or go with equal parts cognac, triple sec and lemon juice

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal239
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs18g
sugars18g
fibre0g
protein0.1g
salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 50ml cognac
  • 25ml triple sec
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • handful of ice

To serve

  • dash of Angostura bitters (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put a coupe glass in the fridge to chill. Tip all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

  • STEP 2

    Shake well, until the outside of the shaker feels cold, then strain the cocktail into the chilled glass. If the lemon juice is too sharp, add the bitters to taste.

RECIPE TIPS
CHEAT’S VERSION OF TRIPLE SEC

For a cheat’s version of triple sec, blitz 50g marmalade with 170ml vodka in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a bottle. Will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2019

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