Classic Sidecar
: 2
  • 2 oz brandy or cognac
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained
  • sugar
  1. Add the cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice to a shaker.
  2. Top with crushed ice and shake vigorously until it's extremely cold.
  3. Strain into cocktail glasses and serve.
  4. Optional: sugar the rim of two cocktail glasses by rubbing around the rim with a squeezed lemon and dipping the rim in sugar. Let sit (ideally in freezer) for 10-15 minutes.
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