It’s as American as Mom, apple pie and lemonade (well, as I like to think of lemonade anyway). To quote David Wondrich, “The Sidecare is often singled out as the only good cocktail to come out of the long national nightmare that was Prohibition.” Seems only fitting to celebrate the 5th of July with this great piece of Americana.
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 2 oz. Brandy
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you like (as B does), you can rim the glass by running a lemon around the rim and dipping the glass into a plate of superfine or bar sugar. Personally, I think it just makes for sticky fingers.
All in all this really is one of the great classic cocktails and pretty easy one to get your head around.