[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than a few of the cocktails that make this list have somewhat cloudy origins and the Sidecar is one of them. A popular origin story places the Sidecar in World War I–era Paris with an American army captain ordering it up. There are other tales of this cocktail winnowing about which state the Sidecar was born in, London or New Orleans. Whatever its genesis was, we can all agree to raise a glass in thanks to the man who created it.
There are two main schools of thought when it comes to how to prepare a proper Sidecar. The Sidecar à la Française stipulates equal parts Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Across the Channel, the English version reads two parts Cognac with equal parts of lemon juice and Cointreau. This version is the one you’ll come across in most watering holes across the world.
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¾ oz Cointreau
¾ oz lemon juice” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23af0500″ google_fonts=”font_family:Bilbo%20Swash%20Caps%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]