Cocktail: The Side Car

Side Car
Side Car

A great classic cocktail to start off your dinner party, the side car.  It’s easy to make and using fresh squeezed lemon juice is the key!


Side Car

1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau (you can also use triple sec)
1 ounce brandy

Sugaring the rim of the glasses- one of my favorite sips is the first one, if you sugar the rim.  Place the tip of the glass in lemon juice and then coat it in sugar, colored sugar for the holidays or fun celebrations is a must!

In a cocktail shaker, ice (about 3/4 full), lemon juice, Cointreau, and brandy.

Cover and shake.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon zest.

Here we added a cranberry!

5 thoughts on “Cocktail: The Side Car

    1. They are real good! It is now our holiday tradition…and that I had bought my husband an industrial kitchen citrus juicer for his bday this summer..for this reason!

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