The exact origin of the sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris. The drink was directly named for the motorcycle attachment.
What You’ll Need
- 1.5 ounces Cognac
- 3/4 ounces Cointreau
- 3/4 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
- Sugar (optional)
If you’d like a sugar rim on your glass, coat the rim with lemon juice, place a small amount of sugar on a plate, and place the rim of the glass in the sugar. Let dry for 15 minutes.
Add the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the glass. Garnish with a lemon or lemon peel.