07 March 2012

The Sidecar

Tony C was recently featured in Olive Magazine briefly talking about the origins of The Sidecar. Bartenders across England and France lay claim to having been the originator of The Sidecar. It's true origin is likely lost and so the debate will no doubt continue.

There are two schools of thinking, when it comes to Sidecar ratios, the french and the english. This is the English version, as appose to the French which calls for equal parts of all ingredients. This recipe was first mentioned in 1930 within The Savoy Cocktail Book.

The Sidecar
40ml good quality cognac

20ml Merlet triple sec
20ml fresh lemon juice

Shake vigorously with cubed ice
Double strain

Prepare a cocktail glass with a full sugar rim, by rubbing a lemon wedge along the outside of the glass and roll it across a small plate of white sugar.
Remove any excess sugar from the inside of the glass with a napkin

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