Stir It Up :: Sidecar

This is a classic cocktail, ladies (+ gents!), that I think is super classy. It's a tasty drink that's not girly. Come on! It's got cognac! I think it would be the perfect signature cocktail for a party where someone is a big car or motorcycle fan.

Stir It Up :: Sidecar

Author: Esquire

Prep time: 1 min

Cook time: 2 mins

Total time: 3 mins

Serves: 1


  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • Sugar


  1. Add sugar to the rim of your cocktail glass with lemon juice and sugar.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice.
  3. Shake it up really good.
  4. Strain into a chilled, sugar-rimmed cocktail glass.

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