This Classic Sidecar recipe packs a citrus-y kick you’ll love

This Classic Sidecar recipe is a new favorite and totally worth sharing. The hubby and I got to go out for a ‘grown ups only’ dinner at one of our favorite restaurants recently. Without family nearby, date nights are few and far between. We probably get to eat alone about 3 or 4 times a year (I know, crazy, right), so a cocktail was definitely in order. Right away, the Classic Sidecar caught my eye. I tend to like sweet cocktails with a citrus-y kick. This cocktail has orange and lemon. That’s a win-win for me.

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This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
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Phil and I were such big fans of this cocktail, that we dedicated a few weekend nights to trying to recreate this at home. I know what you’re thinking, we really go the distance for this blog. It’s true. 😉 We finally feel like we got the Classic Sidecar recipe right, so I just had to share it with the world. Failing that, I just had to share it with the awesome people that read this blog post.

This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
Prep the cocktail glasses by dipping the rim in water, then sugar

Prepare your cocktail glasses

To rim your cocktail glasses (we use these beauties) with sugar, dip the top edge in water. Shake the excess water off, then dip in sugar, moving the glass around to completely cover the rim. I used a decorative sugar for this cocktail. Pretty, right? For the best results, chill the glasses in the refrigerator for a couple hours before making.

This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
Glasses chilled and the shaker is ready to pour

Prepare to get mix-y

Squeeze one lemon. You’ll need 2 ounces for this recipe. One large lemon makes about 2 ounces.

I always use a cocktail shaker to mix my drinks, like this one at World Market. You get the benefit of mixing, chilling the drink, and straining out the ice and seeds in one go. Plus, it’s just fun to shake. Am I right?

This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
Chilled, mixed, and ready to enjoy!
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Classic Sidecar
This Classic Sidecar recipe combines Cognac, Cointreau, Limoncello, and fresh lemon juice into one tasty cocktail with a kick!
This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
Course Cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Course Cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
Instructions
  1. Add lemon juice, limoncello, Cointreau, and Cognac to a shaker that is about halfway full of ice. Shake all of that up, remove shaker top (leaving on the strainer) and pour evenly into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Enjoy!
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This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
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This Classic Sidecar Recipe packs a citrus-y kick you'll love
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2 thoughts on “This Classic Sidecar recipe packs a citrus-y kick you’ll love

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Oh my this looks so delicious. LOL, I love how easy it is to make. I will be making this for my next dinner party. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great having you.

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