Close up of the sidecar cocktail in the coupe

Sidecar Cocktail

This classic sultry sidecar cocktail will catapult you back in time! It is deliciously balanced and fun and classic drink!

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword cognac cocktail, sidecar, sidecar cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 224 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 4 ounces cognac
  • 2 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed

Tools, Garnish and Glassware


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice
  2. Add cognac, Cointreau and lemon juice

  3. Cap shaker, shake for 15 seconds

  4. Strain liquid in coupe glass (or martini glass)
  5. Twist lemon rind and place in drink
  6. Sip
  7. Smile
  8. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Tips on cutting citrus twists

Nutrition Facts
Sidecar Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 cocktail)
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.