Archive for January, 2007

Sidecar

Monday, January 29th, 2007

The Wall Street Journal‘s inestimable Eric Felten does it again with his history of the Sidecar. His recipe:

2 oz cognac
½ oz Cointreau
½ oz fresh lemon juice
¼ simple syrup (optional, to taste)

Shake with ice and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass, the rim of which has been dusted with superfine sugar. Or, omit the sugar on the rim and include the quarter-ounce of sugar syrup in the shaker. (A venerable variation on the drink substitutes fresh lime juice for the lemon.)