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orange looking cocktail in a coupe glass with lemon on the side photographed from the top down

Sidecar Cocktail

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


You’ll love this classic Sidecar Cocktail and how easy it is to make at home!


  • 2 ounces cognac (brandy or bourbon also work well)
  • 1 ounce cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice (can also be substituted for other fruit juice but lemon is classic)
  • Lemon twist to garnish


  1. In a mixer or cocktail shaker, combine the ice, cognac, cointreau, and lemon juice. Shaker/ stir to combine and until the drink is nice and cold.
  2. Strain into a prepared glass, garnish with a twist of lemon and ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: shaking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 13.3 g
  • Sodium: 2.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: classic cocktail, sidecar drink, sidecar cocktail