The Sidecar

This weeks cocktail is the Sidecar. This brandy based cocktail was created just a few years after world war 1 in 1922, but as with many cocktails the exact origin remains ambiguous with the main contenders being France and England. Either way, In our opinion this is a must try cocktail.


  • 3/4 oz. Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. cognac

To make this cocktail begin with a chilled cocktail glass. Pour the measure of Cognac into a shaker filled with ice, followed swiftly by the orange liqueur and the lemon juice. (The orange liqueur can be anything like Grand Marnier, Cointreau or another triple sec, but we've opted for Cointreau in this recipe). Shake the contents thoroughly and strain into your chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a long slice of orange peel, twisted to release the oils and sit back and enjoy.

Some later recipes of the Sidecar called for the rim of the glass to be sugared, however here at Grantby we don't think thats the right thing to do, after all its not a margarita!